SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday's session are CA Inc., Meade Instruments Corp. and William Lyon Homes.
Atari Inc. (ATAR) is expected to post a per-share loss of 5 cents for the fourth quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
After Tuesday's closing bell, CA (CA) said it plans to request a 15-day extension from the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31.
Delayed deliveries of Airbus' (005730) A380 jumbo jet will reduce Goodrich Corp.'s (GR) revenue this year through 2008, but the aerospace supplier said it's sticking by its 2006 revenue and profit targets.
Parlux Fragrances Inc. (PARL) shares soared after the company's chief executive offered to take it private for $29 a share in cash. See After Hours column.
Asyst Technologies Inc. (ASYT) said it expects to delay filing its Form 10-K for fiscal 2006 while a board committee conducts an inquiry into stock- option grants. See After Hours column.
Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) said it plans to reduce its workforce by 10% in an effort to realign its technology operations. It expects to take a second-quarter charge of $275,000 to $350,000 in connection with the job cuts.
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) said $2 billion of three-year callable floating-rate senior notes have priced. The notes mature on June 19, 2009 and pay interest at a floating rate, determined for each quarterly period. Closing is scheduled for June 19.
Boeing Co. (BA) and Nippon Cargo Airlines said they have finalized an agreement for the cargo carrier's purchase of two additional Boeing 747-400 freighters. The order is valued at about $460 million.
Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $10.4 million, or 21 cents a share, up 42% from $7.34 million, or 15 cents a share, during the year-ago period. See After Hours column.
Gilead Sciences Inc.'s (GILD) royalties on sales of generic Tamiflu will be very small, according to Mark Perry, the company's senior business adviser.
Hollinger International Inc. (HLR) said its board has approved buying back up to $50 million of shares. At the newspaper publisher's annual shareholder meeting, shareholders approved changing the company's name to the Sun-Times Media Group Inc., effective in July. Following the meeting, Raymond Seitz, who has been a director since July 2003, was elected non-executive chairman.
Keane Inc. (KEA) said it has settled with Georgina Fisk, vice president of marketing, and with a former employee, relating to allegations concerning Brian Keane, the company's former chief executive and president. In May, the company said one current and one former employee made allegations of sexual harassment against Brian Keane. The company will pay Fisk, who is resigning as of June 30, $1.14 million.
Meade Instruments (MEAD) said the Securities and Exchange Commission has notified the company of an informal inquiry into past stock-option grant practices. Also Tuesday, Meade said it will expand its board to nine from seven directors.
The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NDAQ) said its average daily volume in New York Stock Exchange-listed securities was 566.5 million, up 79% from 316.4 million, a year ago.
Presstek Inc. (PRST) named John Dreyer chairman. Dreyer has served as lead director since March of 2005, according to the Hudson, N.H.-based provider of digital laser imaging technology.
Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (SIAL) and Oxford BioMedica (OXB) said they have filed a lawsuit against Open Biosystems Inc. alleging infringement of patents that cover lentiviral-based systems for delivery of foreign DNA to mammalian cells.
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) said Chief Financial Officer Colin Oerton plans to resign Sept. 30 to pursue other interests.
William Lyon Homes (WLS) said the New York Stock Exchange has suspended the trading of its common stock. The NYSE said it has information indicating that the amount of publicly held shares of its common stock available for trading is not sufficient for auction market trading, the Newport Beach, Calif.-based homebuilder said.
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