SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday's session are UAL Corp., Fluor Corp. and Edison International
AES Corp. (AES) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 21 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) is seen posting a first-quarter per-share profit of 12 cents.
Edison International's (EIX) first-quarter results are expected to show earnings of 62 cents a share.
Fluor Corp. (FLR) is expected to report earnings of 65 cents a share in its first quarter.
Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) fiscal fourth-quarter profit is expected to be 15 cents a share.
Mercury General Corp. (MCY) is seen posting earnings of 92 cents a share in its first quarter.
Six Flags Inc. (PKS) is expected to report a first-quarter loss of $1.40 a share.
UAL Corp.'s (UAUA) first-quarter results are expected to show a per-share loss of $1.62.
ValueClick Inc. (VCLK) is seen posting first-quarter earnings of 11 cents a share.
Allegheny Technologies Inc.'s (ATI) ATI Allegheny Ludlum subsidiary after Friday's closing bell said it plans to increase prices 6% for most cold-rolled and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products, including tubular products and continuous-mill-plate products. ATI is also increasing its polish and Kool Line finish extras by 10%. The price increases are effective with shipments beginning May 22.
Aztar Corp. (AZR) amended its merger agreement with Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Pinnacle increased the price it will pay for Aztar to $51 a share of cash and stock from $48. Aztar, operating properties such as the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., said that a $50-a-share acquisition offer from Columbia Entertainment is no longer a superior proposal.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRKA) (BRKB) said it would pay $4 billion for 80% of Iscar, an Israeli maker of metal-cutting tools. Berkshire also reported first-quarter net income rose 70%. Share earnings were $1,501 compared with $886 in the year-earlier period. Revenue at the Omaha, Neb., holding company rose 29% to $22.76 billion from $17.63 billion.
Boykin Lodging Co. (BOY) swung to a first-quarter net loss of $852,000 compared with earnings of $15.9 million in the year-earlier period. Funds from operations came in at 12 cents a share compared with 24 cents a share. Revenue at the Cleveland company fell to $53.1 million from $53.3 million.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) after Friday's closing bell said the Food and Drug Administration cleared a supplemental biologics license application for Lonza Biologics Inc., a third-party manufacturing facility. The plant will support increased capacity to produce Orencia, enabling the company to meet long-term demand for the rheumatoid-arthritis treatment, Bristol-Myers said.
R. H. Donnelley Corp. (RHD) unit Dex after Friday's closing bell said it's reached a tentative agreement om a new three-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1269. Dex, a Yellow Pages and online local commercial search company, added that the agreement is subject to ratification by 530 Dex sales employees. The ratification vote is expected within 30 days.
Inter-Tel Inc. (INTL) said after Friday's closing bell said it has reached an agreement with Steven Mihaylo, Inter-Tel's founder, former chairman and chief executive, and largest shareholder, to settle a potential proxy contest. Under the agreement, the Tempe, Ariz., communications-technology company will name Mihaylo, Anil Puri and Kenneth Urish as directors, increasing the board to 11 members. Inter-Tel also said it will nominate and recommend the 11 directors for reelection at the annual meeting. Mihaylo will withdraw his proxy solicitation for the annual meeting, including his shareholder proposals.
Journal Register Co. (JRC) after Friday's closing bell said Jean Clifton is resigning as president and chief operating officer and as a director.
Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) reported after Friday's closing bell that first-quarter net income fell 30%. Share earnings were 31 cents against 44 cents in the year-earlier period. Revenue at the Dallas specialty- chemical company rose to $304.3 million from $291.9 million.
William Lyon Homes (WLS) late Friday reported first-quarter net income rose 28%. Per-share earnings were $3.02 versus $2.36 in the year-earlier period. Revenue at the Newport Beach, Calif., homebuilder rose 25% to $307.4 million. The company recorded 581 home closings in the quarter, up 27% from 459. New-home orders fell 26% to 647 from 873, and the backlog as of March 31 was 1,357, down 14% from 1,580 a year earlier.
Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW) plans to repatriate as much as $2 billion of foreign earnings by June 30 as part of its domestic reinvestment plan, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The Santa Clara, Calif., company will incur a charge of $60 million to $80 million. The company also said it expects to realize a loss of about $15 million to liquidate part of its portfolio of marketable debt securities.
Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. (WPSC) and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) said after Friday's closing bell they are in discussions to form an alliance in North America that could involve a minority investment in Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp., a long-term slab-supply arrangement and other strategic considerations.
Zale Corp. (ZLC) said Friday it placed Chief Financial Officer Mark Lens on administrative leave. George Mihalko was named acting chief administrative officer and CFO. The Dallas jewelry retailer said the decision was made after recent discussions with the company's outside auditors about Lenz's failure to disclose in a timely manner that payments scheduled to be made to vendors in the last two weeks of the fiscal year ended last July were delayed until the first week of August. Zale believes the amount of the deferred payments did not exceed $8.2 million. The company said it has discussed the matter with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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