Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Bob Evans Farms Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Candela Laser Corp.

Applied Signal Technology Inc. (APSG) is expected to report earnings per share for the third quarter of 18 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.

Borders Group Inc. (BGP) is expected to post a second-quarter per-share loss of 30 cents.

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CDC Corp. (CHINA) is expected to report per-share income of 8 cents for the second quarter.

Harris Interactive (HPOL) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 4 cents per share

Intuit (INTU) is expected to post a fourth-quarter per-share loss of 4 cents.

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) is expected to report earnings per share of 54 cents for the first quarter.

Perry Ellis International (PERY) is expected to posted a second-quarter per-share loss of 29 cents.

Toll Brothers (TOL) is expected to report per-share earnings of $1.04 for the third quarter.

After Monday's closing bell, Bob Evans (BOBE) posted higher quarterly earnings despite a 3.9 percent drop in sales at its namesake restaurants open at least a year.

Sprint Nextel (S) said Len Lauer, the chief operating officer, is leaving the company effective immediately.

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Candela (CLZR) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $2.4 million, or 10 cents a share, down 26 percent from $3.22 million, or 14 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The Wayland, Mass.-based medical-laser technology company posted revenue of $41.3 million vs. $38.6 million.

Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE) said it has received a letter from Nasdaq stating it's not in compliance with filing requirements for continued listing because the company failed to file its second-quarter report by the due date.

Crawford & Co. (CRDA) (CRDB) said it has agreed to acquire Platinum Equity's portfolio company, Broadspire Services, for $150 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Directed Electronics Inc. (DEIX) said it has agreed to acquire Polk Audio, a provider of home and mobile audio equipment, for $136 million in cash. Vista, Calif.-based Directed said it expects the acquisition to add to its pro forma earnings this year.

Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR) said Douglas Pertz, chief executive officer, is resigning effective immediately. Bernard Girod, the prior CEO and current vice chairman, will serve as interim CEO. Harman had named Pertz CEO earlier this year.

Inter-Tel Inc. (INTL) confirmed it has received a revised unsolicited proposal from Steven Mihaylo and Vector Capital to acquire the company for $23.25 a share. Mihaylo is Inter-Tel's founder, former chairman and chief executive, and largest shareholder.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) said it plans to confirm its previously announced 2006 outlook at meetings with investors on Wednesday through Friday this week. In late July, the Los Angeles-based defense company said it expected 2006 earnings from continuing operation of $4.35 to $4.45 a share on revenue of $30.5 billion.

Salton Inc. (SFP) said the New York Stock Exchange has accepted its proposed plan for continued listing on the exchange. The NYSE will conduct quarterly reviews of the company over an 18-month period to ensure compliance with the goals and initiatives outlined in the plan,

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. (TBAC) said the fourth-quarter net loss was $1.04 million, or 16 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $2.12 million, or 33 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Revenue in the fourth quarter rose to $47.1 million from $42.9 million in the prior year.

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