Stocks to Watch, Nov. 14: Wal-Mart, Dillard Stores and Golf Galaxy

Published November 14, 2006

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Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Dillard Department Stores Inc. and Golf Galaxy Inc.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) is expected to report earnings per share of $1.10 for the third quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) is expected to post fourth-quarter earnings of 54 cents per share.

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is expected to post income of 40 cents per share for the fourth quarter.

D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) is expected to report earnings per share of 69 cents for the fourth quarter.

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is expected to report third-quarter per-share income of 75 cents.

Saks Inc. (SKS) is expected to post third-quarter earnings of 3 cents per share.

Staples Inc. (SPLS) is expected to report income of 36 cents per share for the third quarter.

Target Corp. (TGT) is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 55 cents per share.

TJX Cos. (TJX) is expected to post per-share income of 46 cents for the third quarter.

Wal-Mart (WMT) is expected to report income of 59 cents per share for the third quarter.

After Monday's closing bell, Dillard (DDS) shares rose 8% when the department store operator said it swung to a profit in its latest quarter.

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America's Car-Mart Inc. (CRMT) said it expects a second-quarter loss of 16 cents to 20 cents per share. The result includes a per-share after-tax charge of 28 cents due to an increase in the allowance for credit losses related to its finance receivables.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. (BOBE) reported second-quarter net earnings of $13.5 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $13.2 million, or 37 cents a share, in the same period last year. Excluding gains on the sale of assets, per-share earnings were 36 cents vs. 30 cents last year.

CEC Entertainment Inc. (CEC) said it will restate certain prior financial results to correct accounting errors related to stock-based compensation. The company, which is still reviewing its stock-option granting practices, sees a cumulative pretax financial impact of $20 million to $30 million for additional charges.

China Med Technologies Inc. (CMED) reported second-quarter net earnings of 71.7 million yuan ($9.06 million), or 2.62 yuan (33 cents) per American Depositary Share, compared with 42.9 million yuan, or 1.78 yuan per ADS, in the same period last year.

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd. (CNTF) said it swung to a third-quarter net loss of $6.48 million, or 1 cent a share, or 15 cents per American Depositary Share, as revenue fell and costs and expenses rose. See After Hours column.

EBay Inc. (EBAY) has secured a $1 billion line of credit for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and "other general corporate purposes of eBay and its subsidiaries." The credit line may be extended to $2 billion.

General Motors Corp. (GM) said it plans to execute a $1.5 billion senior secured term loan facility with a seven-year maturity. The struggling automaker said the facility is intended to "enhance" its liquidity.

Golf Galaxy (GGXY) shares soared nearly 18% in late trading after the golf retailer agreed to by acquired by Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) for $225 million in cash.

Max Re Capital Ltd. (MXRE) said it swung to third-quarter net profit of $26.5 million, or 42 cents a share, as losses and expenses dropped. During the same period in the prior year, the net loss was $44.2 million, or 99 cents a share.

NBTY Inc. (NTY) said its fourth-quarter net earnings rose to $37.7 million, or 54 cents a share, from $11.4 million, or 17 cents a share, in the same period last year, due to an improved gross profit and lower interest expense, among other factors. The manufacturer of nutritional supplements said revenue rose 7.5% to $467.9 million from $435.2 million.

99 Cents Only Stores (NDN) said it expects second-quarter earnings to be breakeven, compared with per-share earnings of 2 cents during the same period last year. The operator of discount stores said the decrease is mainly due to $1.8 million in temporary labor costs and $2 million in increased consulting and accounting fees.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) said it has agreed to sell roughly 7.6 million of its common shares.

Sirna Therapeutics Inc. (RNAI) said the third-quarter net loss widened, as research and development costs rose, to $9.56 million, or 13 cents a share, from a net loss of $4.18 million, or 8 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year.

Taleo Corp. (TLEO) said the third-quarter net loss narrowed, as revenue gained, to $757,000 from a net loss of $1.62 million during the same period in the prior year. The per-share loss for shareholders narrowed to 4 cents from $16.74 in the prior year as the quarter's weighted average shares rose to 20.4 million from 149,000. Excluding items, quarterly per-share income rose to 4 cents from a penny, while Wall Street had expected 3 cents.

Terabeam Inc. (TRBM) said the third-quarter net loss widened, as revenue fell and operating expenses rose, to $13.7 million, or 63 cents a share, from a net loss of $10 million, or 47 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year.

Triarc Cos. (TRY) (TRYB) said it swung to third-quarter net profit of $548,000, or 1 cent a share, as sales rose. In the same period last year, the Arby's restaurant franchisor posted a net loss of $42.5 million, or 58 cents a share.

United Therapeutics Corp. (UTHR) said its Unither Pharma Inc. subsidiary has settled all patent litigation with Herbalife International Inc. (HLF) . The agreement, for which financial terms were not disclosed, calls for all pending lawsuits to be dismissed.

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