SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday's session, when the market reopens after the Good Friday holiday, are Citigroup Inc., Tivo Inc., Knight Ridder Inc., and Wachovia Corp.
Citigroup Inc. (C) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of $1.02 a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
Compass Bancshares Inc. (CBSS) is seen posting a first-quarter profit of 84 cents a share.
Eaton Corp.'s (ETN) first-quarter per-share profit is expected to be $1.32.
Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) is expected to post first-quarter earnings of 66 cents a share.
Knight Ridder Inc. (KRI) is seen reporting a profit of 59 cents a share in its first quarter.
Marshal & Ilsley Corp.'s (MI) first-quarter earnings are expected to be 77 cents a share.
Regions Financial Corp. (RF) is expected to report first-quarter per-share profit of 62 cents.
SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) is seen posting first-quarter earnings of $1.43 cents a share.
W.W. Grainger Inc.'s (GWW) first-quarter results are expected to show earnings of 88 cents a share.
Wachovia Corp. (WB) is expected to post a profit of $1.12 in its first quarter.
After Thursday's closing bell, reports said a Texas jury has found in favor of TiVo Inc. (TIVO) in its patent lawsuit against EchoStar Communications Corp. (DISH) . See full story.See After Hours column.
Bausch & Lomb Inc. (BOL) said it has asked U.S. retailers to temporarily pull its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact-lens solution, and urged consumers to stop using it pending the outcome of an investigation into possible fungal keratitis infections. See full story.
Moody's Investor Services pushed low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways Corp's (JBLU) debt deeper into speculation grade Thursday, citing the airline's unexpectedly poor operating results and persistent long-term challenges to its profitability. See full story.
Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) said it has agreed to acquire Republic Bancshares of Texas Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $210 million, based on a price of $31.50 a share of Trustmark stock. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. Under the agreement, Republic shareholders can elect to receive cash, or Trustmark common shares or a combination of cash and shares provided that 51 percent of the total consideration is paid in Trustmark shares, the company said. The consideration to be paid in stock is based upon a fixed-exchange ratio. Jackson, Miss.-based Trustmark said the acquisition is expected to be neutral to its 2007 earnings and to add to its earnings in 2008 and beyond.