SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday's session are Wyeth, Agilent Technologies Inc. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
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Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) is expected to report earnings per share for the second quarter of 63 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson Financial.
Goodyear (GT) is expected to post a fourth-quarter per-share loss of 40 cents.
Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) is expected to report first-quarter per-share earnings of 54 cents.
J. M. Smucker Co. (SJM) is expected to post third-quarter earnings of 69 cents per share.
Sierra Pacific Resources (SRP) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings per share of 7 cents.
Visteon Corp. (VC) is expected to post a fourth-quarter per-share loss of 81 cents.
After Thursday's closing bell, Agilent (A) said first-quarter net income fell to $150 million, or 36 cents a share, from $2.82 million, or $5.83 a share, during the same period in the prior year that included a benefit of $901 million on the Lumileds sale.
Allied Waste Industries Inc. (AW) reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.8 million, or break-even measured in per-share results, down from $66.7 million, or 15 cents a share, a year ago.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. (BJRI) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $2.82 million, or 11 cents a share, compared with $2.32 million, or 10 cents a share, in the same period last year, boosted by higher revenue. The restaurant owner and operator said revenue rose 34 percent to $65.9 million from $49.3 million, as comparable-restaurant sales increased 5.5 percent.
Bsquare Corp. (BSQR) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $706,000, or 7 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, the company posted a net loss of $246,000, or 3 cents a share.
California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPKI) said fourth-quarter net income was $3.73 million, or 19 cents a share, compared with $3.48 million, or 17 cents a share, for the same period a year ago. Reporting after the close, the company said revenue was $146 million vs. last year's $125.4 million.
Career Education Corp. (CECO) said fourth-quarter net income fell, as revenue declined, to $20.7 million, or 21.5 cents a share, from $70.3 million, or 70.1 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Analysts had expected per-share income of 37 cents.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) said more customers eating at its restaurants helped feed fourth-quarter results that were far better than Wall Street's expectations. Denver-based Chipotle — ending its first fiscal year as a public company — said it made $10.8 million, or 33 cents a share, for the quarter compared with last year's profit of $4.26 million, or 16 cents a share.
Copano Energy LLC (CPNO) said it has approved a 2-for-1 split of its outstanding units. The additional units will be distributed on March 30 to unit-holders of record as of March 15.
Dendrite International Inc. (DRTE) reported a preliminary fourth-quarter operating loss of about $12.5 million, on revenue of $111.4 million. In the same period last year, the pharmaceutical industry services company posted revenue of $108.4 million.
Denny's Corp. (DENN) said it swung to net income in the fourth-quarter of $2.27 million, or 2 cents a share, as operating costs and expenses declined. During the same period in the prior year, the restaurant operator reported a net loss of $4.5 million, or 5 cents a share.
Estee Lauder Cos. (EL) said its board has authorized buying back up to another 20 million shares, or 9.6 percent of the total outstanding stock.
Hittite Microwave Corp. (HITT) after Thursday's closing bell reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $12.1 million, or 39 cents a share, up from $7.11 million, or 23 cents a share, during the year-ago period.
Ingram Micro Inc. (IM) reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $91.7 million, or 53 cents a share, on revenue of $8.85 billion. During the same period a year ago, the technology products distributor earned $84.4 million, or 51 cents a share, on $7.96 billion in revenue.
Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) said it plans to make a public offering of 12 million shares. Medical Properties Trust is offering a portion, and the rest is being offered in connection with forward sale agreements among Medical Properties Trust and affiliates of the underwriters.
Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK) said fourth-quarter net income rose, as revenue gained, to $129.5 million, or $1.90 a share, from $99.6 million, or $1.47 a share, during the same period in the prior year. The flooring supplier said quarterly revenue increased to $1.9 billion from $1.8 billion in the prior year.
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (NABI) said Thomas McLain has resigned as chairman, chief executive and president, effective immediately. The company has appointed Leslie Hudson, a company director since 2005, as interim CEO and president for a six-month term.
Oriental Financial Group Inc. (OFG) said it swung to a fourth-quarter net loss of $18 million, as total interest and non-interest expenses grew. In the same period last year, the financial holding company said net earnings came in at $8.5 million.
Pogo Producing Co. (PPP) swung to a fourth-quarter loss of $16.5 million, or 29 cents a share, from a profit of $114.7 million, or $1.96 a share, a year earlier. The energy company said revenue fell 18 percent to $343.1 million from $419.6 million a year ago.
Sirenza Microdevices Inc. (SMDI) said board member Phillip Liao and his wife are selling about 7 million shares of common stock. The radio frequency components supplier noted it will not receive any proceeds from the offering.
Universal American Financial Corp. (UHCO) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $64 million, or $1.06, compared with $3.9 million, or 6 cents a share, in the same period last year. This year's quarterly results include a $49.9 million gain from the company's sale of its Canadian subsidiary.
Wyeth (WYE) said an Arkansas jury found in favor of the company in a trial related to Wyeth's hormone replacement drugs. In Helene Rush v. Wyeth, which started on Jan. 22, the plaintiff alleged she developed breast cancer from using Premarin and Prempro.
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