Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Hewlett-Packard Co., Network Appliance Inc. and Gap Inc.

Bebe Stores Inc. (BEBE) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 21 cents a share.

Cost Plus (CPWM) is expected to post a per-share loss of 37 cents in the second quarter.

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Dell Inc. (DELL) is expected to report second-quarter profit of 22 cents a share.

DeVry Inc. (DV) is expected to report per-share earnings of 19 cents in the fourth quarter.

Elizabeth Arden Inc. (RDEN) is expected to post a fourth-quarter net loss of 3 cents a share.

Gap (GPS) is expected to report second-quarter per-share earnings of 14 cents.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) is expected to post earnings of 23 cents a share in the second quarter.

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 65 cents a share.

Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) is expected to post per-share earnings of $1.67 in the second quarter.

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reported a fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.38 billion, on the back of strong sales in its printing and personal-computer businesses. Additionally, H-P authorized a buyback of up to $6 billion worth of company stock. See related story.

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Aeroflex Inc. (ARXX) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $6.91 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with $2.13 million, or 3 cents a share, during the year-ago period.

AFC Enterprises Inc. (AFCE) said its second-quarter net earnings rose to $5.1 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with $4.9 million, or 16 cents a share, in the same period last year, as operating profit increased.

Amkor Technology Inc. (AMKR) said it expects to restate its financial results from fiscal 1998 through 2005 and the first quarter of 2006 to correct errors related to accounting for stock-based compensation expense. The company said the restatements will likely be material to its most recent results.

Avista Corp. (AVA) increased its quarterly dividend 3.6 percent to 14.5 cents a share from 14 cents a share. The energy company said the dividend is payable Sept. 15 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 31.

Banta Corp. (BN) on Wednesday called Cenveo Inc.'s acquisition offer a "highly conditional and ambiguous overture" that "merits no further discussion." In a letter to Cenveo Chief Executive Robert Burton, Banta said the offer is "subject to numerous contingencies, including obtaining financing, effecting due diligence and reaching a satisfactory definitive merger agreement."

BEA Systems Inc. (BEAS) reported second-quarter net earnings of $36.3 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with $36.1 million, or 9 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The corporate-software company posted revenue of $339.6 million, up 19 percent from $285.2 million.

Blue Coat Systems Inc. (BCSI) reported first-quarter revenue of $36.2 million, compared with $33.4 million in the same period last year. The maker of Internet communications equipment did not report first-quarter earnings due to an ongoing review of its stock option granting practices.

CACI International Inc. (CAI) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $22.1 million, or 71 cents a share, compared with $22 million, or 71 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The company posted revenue of $477.3 million vs. $429.8 million.

Cherokee International Corp. (CHRK) reported second-quarter net earnings of $352,000, or 2 cents a share, as sales rose and expenses fell. In the same period last year, the maker of power supplies posted a net loss of $1.77 million, or 9 cents a share.

Citi Trends Inc. (CTRN) reported second-quarter net earnings of $1.28 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with $381,000, or 3 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The retailer posted revenue of $76.3 million vs. $59.4 million.

Intuit Inc. (INTU) said its board committee has completed a review of the company's historical stock options granting practices and uncovered no evidence of fraud or intentional wrongdoing. The software company said it does not expect to restate any of its past results.

DynCorp International Inc. (DCP) said it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide temporary housing for future disaster victims.

Epix Pharmaceutical Inc. (EPIX) said it has completed the acquisition of Predix Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Epix effected a 1-for-1.5 reverse stock split of its outstanding stock.

Retailer Gymboree Corp. (GYMB) said it swung to a profit in the second quarter from a prior-year loss on an 18 percent improvement in net sales. The company earned $544,000, or 2 cents a share, in the latest three months. A year ago, it lost $3.34 million, or 11 cents a share.

Hansen Medical Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $86.3 million in an initial public offering. The company has applied to have its shares listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "HNSN."

Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) reported a second-quarter net loss of $905,000, or 2 cents a share. In the quarter ended July 30 of 2005, the teen retailer made $893,000, or 2 cents a share.

Limited Brands (LTD) said it made $113.1 million, or 28 cents a share, in the second-quarter compared with last year's profit of $81.5 million, or 20 cents a share.

Longs Drug Stores Corp. (LDG) said higher sales boosted its second-quarter net earnings to $19 million, or 50 cents a share, compared with $16.7 million, or 43 cents a share, in the same period last year.

Lyondell Chemical (LYO) said it bought out Citgo's stake in the Lyondell-Citgo refinery in Houston for $2.1 billion. The company said the acquisition would add immediately to its earnings and allow the company to significantly reduce its debt load. See related story.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) said it plans to report limited results for the second quarter due to the ongoing review of its historical stock option practices. The company also said it doesn't expect to file its Form 10-Q for the quarter by the Sept. 7 filing deadline.

Network Appliance (NTAP) reported fiscal first-quarter profit fell 9 percent on the cost of employee stock options, even as sales rose by more than a third. The company said net income for the period ended July 28 fell to $54.7 million, or 14 cents a share, from $60.1 million, or 16 cents, a year earlier. See related story.

Men's Wearhouse (MW) earned $35.6 million, or 65 cents a share, in its second quarter, up sharply from the $24.4 million, or 43 cents, a year ago. Total sales came in at 460.6 million, up 8.7 percent, while same-store sales climbed 3.7 percent in the U.S. and 7.3 percent in Canada.

NuCo2 Inc. (NUCO) reported fourth-quarter net earnings $2.57 million, or 16 cents a share, compared with $18.6 million, or $1.16 a share, in the same period last year. The company said quarterly revenue rose 16 percent to $30.4 million from $26.2 million.

Owens & Minor Inc. (OMI) said the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the antitrust waiting period related to its proposed acquisition of certain assets of the acute-care medical and surgical supply distribution business of McKesson Medical-Surgical, a unit of McKesson Corp. (MCK)

Rambus Inc. (RMBS) said it plans to request a hearing before Nasdaq following the receipt of a non-compliance letter from the exchange. The company said it received the letter because it did not file its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30 on time due to an ongoing stock option grant review.

Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) posted a net loss of $145,000, down from year-earlier earnings of $5 million. On a per-share basis, the company broke even, compared to a profit of 5 cents a basic share and 4 cents a diluted share in the comparable period of last year. See related story.

Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $7.6 million, or 5 cents a share, versus net income of $17.3 million, or 12 cents a share, in last year's period.

Tetra Tech Inc. (TTEK) said it recorded a $3.2 million charge in the third quarter related to stock-based compensation. As a result, the provider of consulting and engineering services lowered its quarterly per-share earnings from continuing operations to 14 cents, from the 17 cents it had originally reported.

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