Stocks to Watch, Aug. 23: Borders and Intuit

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday's session are Medtronic Inc., Borders Group Inc. and Intuit Inc.

Chico's FAS Inc. (CHS ) is expected to report earnings per share of 30 cents for the second quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.

Coldwater Creek (CWTR ) is expected to post second-quarter per-share income of 10 cents.

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Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR ) is expected to report earnings of 27 cents for the second quarter.

Eaton Vance Corp. (EV ) is expected to post third-quarter per-share income of 33 cents.

Michaels Stores Inc. (MIK ) is expected to report earnings of 18 cents per share for the second quarter.

Payless ShoeSource Inc. (PSS ) is expected to post per-share income for the second quarter of 53 cents.

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH ) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 47 cents per share.

Smithfield Foods (SFD ) is expected to post income per share of 37 cents for the first quarter.

Tech Data Corp. (TECD ) is expected to report second-quarter per-share income of 3 cents.

After Tuesday's closing bell, Medtronic (MDT ) said its fiscal first-quarter profit surged 87 percent as the company's spinal, vascular, neurological and diabetes businesses helped offset weakness in the U.S. implantable defibrillator market. But the medical device maker cut its outlook for fiscal 2007 and 2008.

Borders (BGP ) , faced with comparisons to last year's overwhelming success of the sixth book of Harry Potter's adventures, reported a loss in the second quarter and warned that the third and fourth quarters would come up short of Wall Street's expectations.

Intuit (INTU ) , the tax-preparation and financial-software maker, said its quarterly net loss narrowed while revenue increased 14 percent on a strong performance by its consumer-tax business.

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Applebee's International Inc. (APPB ) said August domestic comparable sales fell 2.7 percent. Monthly comparable sales for domestic franchise restaurants decreased 3.1 percent, while comparable sales for company restaurants fell 1.6 percent.

Applied Signal Technology Inc. (APSG ) said third-quarter net income dropped as the company recorded a higher reserve for certain indirect costs. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of digital signal processing products said quarterly net profit was $924,000, or 8 cents a share, compared with $1.78 million, or 15 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year.

Bausch & Lomb Inc. (BOL ) said a research report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the company took the right action in the interests of consumer health and safety by recalling its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution. The research concluded that a recent outbreak of a potentially blinding fungal infection known as Fusarium keratitis was associated with use of the product, according to an abstract posted on the Journal of the American Medical Association's Web site.

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) and North Fork Bancorp Inc. (NFB ) said shareholders of both companies have approved Capital One's acquisition of North Fork. The transaction is still expected to close in the fourth quarter, pending regulatory approvals. In March, Capital One unveiled an agreement to buy North Fork for $14.6 billion in cash and stock, which would create one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, based on deposits and managed loans.

Compuware Corp. (CPWR ) said it has authorized the buyback of an additional $300 million of its common shares.

Gen-Probe Inc. (GPRO ) said the Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing clearance to use the Aptima Combo 2 assay to test two additional kinds of patient samples for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae on the Tigris system.

Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY ) said fourth-quarter net income reached $25.4 million, or 27 cents a share, compared with $21.7 million, or 23 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Quarterly revenue was $162.3 million, compared with $141.4 million in the prior year.

Key Tronic Corp. (KTCC ) said fourth-quarter net income rose as the company recorded a 50-cent-per-share income tax benefit. The Spokane, Wash.-based provider of electronic manufacturing services said quarterly net profit rose to $7.12 million, or 71 cents a share, from $2.77 million, or 28 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year.

National Semiconductor Corp. (NSM ) lowered its quarterly sales target due to lower shipments, particularly those for chips used in mobile phones. National Semi said its fiscal first-quarter sales would be $538.2 million, down 6 percent from the prior three-month period.

Navistar International Corp.'s (NAV) International Truck and Engine Corp. unit said it will supply Ford Motor Co. (F ) with a new 6.4-liter diesel engine for the 2008 Ford F-Series trucks.

Plx Technology Inc. (PLXT ) said Stephen Loh has been appointed interim chief financial officer. Loh has served as Plx's director of finance and corporate controller since September 2002.

Synergx Systems Inc. (SYNX ) said it has secured an order for $2.5 million to provide various systems to the New York City Transit Authority in lower Manhattan.

Syntax-Brillian Corp. (BRLC ) reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $5.5 million, or 11 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $382,000, or a penny a share, during the year-ago period. The Tempe, Ariz.-based company posted revenue of $59.8 million vs. $22.9 million.

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