SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday's session are Electronic Data Systems Corp., Caremark Rx Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc.
AmeriSourceBergen Corp. (ABC) is expected to report earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 56 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
CA (CA) is expected to post second-quarter per-share income of 20 cents.
Caremark Rx Inc. (CMX) is expected to post income of 63 cents per share for the third quarter.
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) is expected to post second-quarter earnings pf 71 cents per share.
Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) is expected to report per-share income of $1.06 for the third quarter.
CVS Corp. (CVS) is expected to post third-quarter per-share income of 32 cents.
Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) is expected to report second-quarter per-share income of 2 cents.
International Paper Co. (IP) is expected to post per-share income of 43 cents for the third quarter.
Univision Communications Inc. (UVN) is expected to post third-quarter earnings of 28 cents per share.
Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFMI) is expected to report earnings of 29 cents per share for the fourth quarter.
After Wednesday's closing bell, EDS (EDS) reported a huge growth in its fiscal third-quarter profit after the computer services and consulting giant said it had stopped losses on a U.S. military contract that had hampered its results a year ago. See full story.
Allied Waste Industries Inc. (AW) reported a 24% jump in third-quarter profit, driven mostly by higher prices for its garbage hauling services. See full story.
American Eagle Outfitters (AEOS) said October same-store sales rose 8%, below the average estimate of 9.9%. Total sales rose 18% to $186.4 million. The company also raised its raised its outlook for third-quarter earnings to a range of 64 cents to 65 cents a share, compared with its prior view of 61 cents to 63 cents a share. See After Hours column.
AmSouth Bancorp. (ASO) said three banking companies have agreed to buy 52 of its branches in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The divestitures were required by the Justice Department and Federal Reserve System in connection with AmSouth's planned merger with Regions Financial Corp. (RF) .
Andersons Inc. (ANDE) reported third-quarter net earnings of $8.39 million, or 51 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, Andersons posted a net loss of $636,000, or 4 cents a share.
Defense contractor Caci International Inc. (CAI) said net earnings in its fiscal first quarter fell 1.7% to $18.8 million, or 60 cents a share, from $19.1 million, or 62 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter, dragged down by higher interest expense and income taxes. Revenue increased 10.5% to $467.6 million.
Caremark (CMX) reported a 25% rise in third-quarter net earnings, as additional Medicare Part D services revenue helped drive its retail sales division. See full story.See After Hours column.
DTE Energy Co. (DTE) reported a vast improvement in third quarter profits, as better results in its flagship electric utility boosted results from the year-ago quarter, when energy trading contracts shrank profits. See full story.
Excel Technology Inc. (XLTC) said it has terminated its merger agreement with Coherent Inc. (COHR) due to a prohibition order from the German Federal Cartel Office. Coherent had agreed to buy Excel for roughly $376 million, or $30 a share in cash.
ExpressJet Holdings Inc. (XJT) said traffic in October rose 9.1% to 850.8 million revenue passenger miles. Load factor, or the percentage of the plane filled with passengers, rose 0.8 percentage points to 77.5%.
FMC Corp. (FMC) said it swung to third-quarter net income, as revenue gained and charges fell, of $35.1 million, or 89 cents a share. During the same period in the prior year, the net loss was $4.4 million, or 12 cents a share.
Guess Inc. (GES) said third-quarter net income rose, as revenue gained, to $48.4 million, or $1.05 a share, from $20.7 million, or 46 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Analysts had expected per-share income of 72 cents.
Guitar Center Inc.'s (GTRC) reported net earnings of $11.3 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with $14.4 million, or 51 cents a share, in the same period last year, as expenses rose. Revenue rose 12% to $472.7 million from $421.1 million.
Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) lowered its fourth-quarter earnings expectations after reporting that October same-store sales fell more than Wall Street expected. Sales at stores open longer than a year tumbled 7.2%, deeper than the 5.7% decline estimated by analysts.
InfoSpace Inc. (INSP) reported that it swung to a third-quarter loss, hurt by the loss of a major revenue-producing partner and restructuring charges. The mobile content provider reported a loss of $46.7 million, or $1.49 per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to a profit of $11.3 million, or 32 cents a share, a year ago. See After Hours column.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. (KND) reported third-quarter net earnings of $2.94 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with $16.4 million, or 43 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The healthcare services company posted revenue of $1.06 billion vs. $951.3 million.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) said its fiscal first-quarter net income was $107.5 million, or 33 cents a share, versus $105.5 million, or 31 cents a share, in last year's same period. Sales rose 18.5% to $502.7 million.
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) said fourth-quarter net income rose, as revenue gained, to $42.6 million, or 91 cents a share, from $10.5 million, or 24 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Quarterly revenue rose to $396.9 million from $322.2 million, while analysts had expected $397.8 million.
Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) reported a 13% drop in third-quarter net income after the giant life insurance and annuity company's tax bill jumped.
Ruth's Chris Steak House Inc. (RUTH) said third-quarter net income rose, as revenue gained, to $2.33 million, or 10 cents a share, from $1.23 million, or 2 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Excluding items, quarterly per-share income from continuing operations fell to 8 cents from 10 cents in the prior year.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) shares rose after the company said fourth-quarter per-share income, before items, rose to 7 cents from 4 cents in the prior year, while analysts polled by Thomson First Call had expected 5 cents. Skyworks said quarterly revenue rose to $193.1 million from $190.2 million in the prior year.
Oil refiner Sunoco Inc. (SUN) reported third-quarter net earnings of $351 million, or $2.76 a share, up from $329 million, or $2.39, a year earlier. Revenue totaled $10.5 billion, up 13% from $9.3 billion a year ago. See full story.
UnumProvident Corp. (UNM) reported a third-quarter net loss of $63.7 million, or 19 cents a share, after the disability insurer had to pump more than $200 million into reserves to cover claims that have been reassessed. A year ago, UnumProvident generated a net profit of $52.6 million, or 17 cents a share.
ValueClick Inc. (VCLK) reported third-quarter profit rose 52%, exceeding expectations, as it benefited from the growth in online advertising. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, profit rose to $16.8 million, or 17 cents a share, from $11 million or 13 cents a share a year ago. See After Hours column.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN) said it earned $92 million, or 45 cents a share, in the third quarter, down from $121 million, or 60 cents a share, in the prior year's period. Revenue for the quarter was $1.05 billion, up 10%.
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