SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Wal-Mart Stores Inc., TriPath Imaging Inc. and Dell Inc.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 71 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEOS) is expected to post per-share earnings of 46 cents in the second quarter.
Applied Materials (AMAT) is expected to post third-quarter per-share earnings of 30 cents.
Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BRL) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 73 cents a share.
Deere & Company (DE) is expected to post third-quarter earnings of $1.81 a share.
Harman International Industries (HAR) is expected to report per-share earnings of $1.07.
Home Depot Inc. (HD) is expected to post second-quarter earnings of 92 cents a share.
Staples Inc. (SPLS) is expected to report second-quarter per-share earnings of 22 cents.
TJX Companies Inc. (TJX) is expected to report earnings of 27 cents a share in the second quarter.
Wal-Mart (WMT) is expected to post second-quarter earnings of 72 cents a share.
Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) offered to buy all the shares of TriPath Imaging (TPTH) . The bid, made by Becton Dickinson Chief Executive Edward Ludwig in a letter to TriPath Chief Executive Paul Sohmer, represents an 80 percent premium on TriPath's closing share price of $5.12.
Agilent Technologies Inc. reported a third-quarter net profit of $227 million, or 54 cents a share, compared to earnings of $104 million, or 20 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue rose to $1.45 billion from $1.24 billion in the year-ago quarter.
American Italian Pasta Co. (PLB) after Monday's closing bell reported third-quarter revenue of $92.7 million, compared with $90.2 million in the same period last year. The Kansas City, Mo.-based dry pasta maker also said Chief Financial Officer George Shadid will leave the company effective Sept. 1.
Dell (DELL) said it will recall more than 4 million notebook computer batteries that can overheat and may pose a fire hazard. The batteries were made for Dell by a unit of Sony Corp., and were used in Dell notebooks sold between April 2004 and July 2006.
Management-software company CA Inc. (CA) said its fiscal first-quarter net profit plunged 64 percent to $35 million, or 6 cents a share, as its expenses rose and revenue bumped higher by 3 percent. The company said it plans to continue efforts to reduce its costs, cutting about 1,700 jobs, including 300 positions associated with joint ventures.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME) (COM) reported a second-quarter net loss of C$14.7 million ($13.1 million), or 28 Canadian cents a share, compared with a net loss of C$7.66 million, or 15 Canadian cents a share, during the year-ago period.
China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd. (CNTF) reported second-quarter net earnings of $3.84 million, or a penny a share, compared with $11.3 million, or 2 cents a share, during the year-ago period.
Connetics Corp. (CNCT) reported a second-quarter net loss of $2.16 million, or 6 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based pharmaceutical company posted net earnings of $2.6 million, or 7 cents a share.
Design Within Reach Inc. (DWRI) reported a second-quarter net loss of $800,000, or 6 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, the San Francisco-based furniture company posted net earnings of $1.4 million, or 9 cents a share.
Emergent Biosolutions Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $86.3 million in an initial public offering.
Fluor Corp. (FLR) said it has been awarded a 1-year, $200 million global contingency construction-multiple award contract from the Navy. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract offers four additional 1-year option periods, which could potentially make the contract worth up to $1 billion.
GenuTec Business Solutions Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $25 million in an initial public offering.
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) said it has signed non-exclusive license agreements to provide generic versions of its anti-HIV drug Viread to three generic manufacturers in India. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Imperial Industries Inc. (IPII) reported a second-quarter net profit of $1.12 million, or 43 cents a share, compared with $1.01 million, or 40 cents a share, in the year-ago period.
Home Solutions of America Inc. (HSOA) reported second-quarter net earnings of $4.47 million, or 11 cents a share, compared with $1.07 million, or 4 cents a share, during the year-ago period.
Jo-Ann Stores (JAS) lost $21.2 million, or 90 cents a share, in its fiscal second quarter, wider than the $5.1 million, or 23 cents a share, it lost in the year-ago period. Sales at the craft and fabric retailer fell to $363.2 million form $383.8 million on a same-store sales decline of 8.4 percent.
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) has agreed to sell its retail natural gas operations in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Hermosillo, Mexico, to GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric (GE) for $710 million plus working capital.
KongZhong Corp. (KONG) reported second-quarter net earnings of $7.6 million, or 21 cents per American Depository Share, compared with $6.6 million, or 19 cents per ADS, in the same period last year.
Monster Worldwide Inc. (MNST) said it has received a Nasdaq notice stating that the company is not in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing.
Mossimo Inc. (MOSS) said its second-quarter net earnings rose 22 percent to $2.71 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with $2.23 million, or 14 cents a share, in the same period last year, as sales rose and expenses fell.
Neoware Inc. (NWRE) said its fourth-quarter net earnings dropped 82 percent to $401,000, or 2 cents a share, compared with $2.22 million, or 14 cents a share, in the same period last year, as gross profit fell.
Redback Networks Inc. (RBAK) said a probe into the company's employee stock option grants found no evidence of intentional backdating or manipulation of option grant dates for grants awarded since January, 2004. However, the San Jose, Calif.-based maker of networking equipment said it found some grant-related "administrative or processing delays" that will result in a $200,000 pre-tax charge in the company's most-recent quarter.
Talbots Inc. (TLB) said it is closing its call center in Hingham, Mass., cutting 150 jobs. The closure is part of the retailer's restructuring process resulting from its acquisition of J. Jill Group Inc.
Target Corp. (TGT) said it still expects its August sales at stores open at least one year to rise between 2 percent and 4 percent, compared to a 6.3 percent rise in August same-store sales in the year-ago period.
Ternium S.A. (TX) said the European Commission determined that the tax treatment under Luxembourg's 1929 holding company regime, under which Ternium operates, should be changed or cancelled before year end. The steel products producer said it is confident that it will qualify for a transition period that would allow it to maintain its current tax regime until Dec. 1, 2010.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) said its chairman, Robert O'Leary, 62,died of cancer Monday. The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company named Robert Ingram as its new chairman.
Warnaco Group Inc. (WRNC) said its second-quarter net earnings dropped 45 percent to $3.42 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with $6.33 million, or 14 cents a share, in the same period last year.
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