SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are likely to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Autodesk Inc., Federated Department Stores Inc., and Electronic Arts Inc.
Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 37 cents a share, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Financial.
CBS Corp. (CBS) is expected to post earnings of 47 cents a share for the fourth quarter.
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El Paso Corp. (EP) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 19 cents a share.
Federated (FD) is expected to post earnings of $1.58 a share for the fourth quarter.
H.J. Heinz Co. (HNZ) is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 61 cents a share.
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. (HET) is expected to post earnings of 64 cents a share for the fourth quarter.
Public Storage Inc. (PSA) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 18 cents a share.
Target Corp. (TGT) is expected to post earnings of $1.27 a share for the fourth quarter.
TXU Corp. (TXU) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of $1.19 a share.
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) is expected to post earnings of 88 cents a share for the fourth quarter.
After Monday's closing bell, Electronic Arts (ERTS) named John Riccitiello as chief executive, the first new CEO for the video-game publisher in 16 years.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) said Monday it would delay the release of its AppleTV set-top box product until mid-March. The AppleTV had originally been scheduled to be shipped in February, but according to Lynn Fox, an Apple spokeswoman, "Wrapping up AppleTV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected." No other reason was given for the delay.
Brocade (BRCD) reported fiscal first-quarter net earnings of $33.3 million, or 12 cents a share, up from $9.7 million, or 4 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at the San Jose, Calif.-based network storage company rose 32 percent to $224.2 million from $170.1 million.
Cabela's Inc. (CAB) said it is filing a preliminary prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to an underwritten public offering of 4.12 million shares.
Cardinal Financial Corp. (CFNL) said it has authorized the buyback of up to 1 million shares of its common stock.
Cogent Inc.'s (COGT) fourth-quarter net income fell 34 percent to $13.7 million, or 14 cents a share, from $20.7 million, or 22 cents a share, a year earlier. The South Pasadena, Calif., provider of fingerprint-biometric services said revenue decreased 8.5 percent to $42.3 million from $46.2 million a year ago
Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA) reported fourth-quarter net income was $11.9 million, or 8 cents a share, up from $5.71 million, or 4 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $317.9 million from $303.4 million.
DTE Energy Co. (DTE) said net income for the fourth quarter fell to $142 million, or 79 cents a share, from $382 million, or $2.14 a share in the year-ago quarter. In the year-ago quarter, it booked earnings from synthetic fuel production that had been deferred for the first three quarters of the year, driving profits higher.
Focus Media Holding Ltd.'s (FMCN) fourth-quarter net income more than tripled to $30.1 million, or 55 cents an American depository share, from $9.43 million, or 23 cents an ADS, a year earlier. The Shanghai advertising company's total revenue increased to $68.3 million.
Guitar Center Inc. (GTRC) reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $40 million, of $1.36 a share, which included a non-cash impairment charge of $73.2 million, or $2.49 a share, related to the write down of goodwill associated with the company's music and arts division.
Halliburton Co. (HAL) announced plans to dispose of its remaining interest in KBR, Inc. through a split-off exchange offer to Halliburton shareholders. The company will offer 135.6 million shares of KBR (KBR) at an exchange ratio to be determined by a "specific formula," according to Halliburton.
Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (HR) intends to sell its senior living assets portfolio, expecting a total consideration of about $400 million and a net gain of about $57 million.
The Health Care REIT Inc.'s (HCN) fourth-quarter net income fell 34 percent to $17.5 million, or 27 cents a share, from $26.6 million, or 47 cents a share, a year ago. The Toledo, Ohio, real estate investment trust said revenue increased to $87.8 million from $76 million a year ago.
HealthExtras Inc.'s (HLEX) fourth-quarter net income rose 94 percent to $11.3 million, or 27 cents a share, from $5.81 million, or 14 cents a share, a year earlier. The Rockville, Md., pharmacy-benefit management company's revenue more than doubled to $396.2 million from $181.5 million a year earlier. For 2007, the company sees earnings of $1 to $1.06 a share on revenue of $1.8 billion.
Helix Energy Solutions (HLX) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $163.4 million vs. $56.8 million during the year-ago period. Net income available to applicable common shareholders was $162.5 million, or $1.73 a share, up from $56 million, or 69 cents a share, a year ago. The Houston-based energy services company posted revenue of $395.8 million vs. $264 million.
Herbalife Ltd.'s (HLF) fourth-quarter net income rose about 39 percent to $41.7 million, or 56 cents a share, from a year-earlier profit of $30 million, or 41 cents a share. The Grand Cayman-based company's net sales grew 19 percent to $487.4 million, from year-earlier sales of $409 million.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) said it would acquire privately held PolyServe Inc. in a deal to expand the company's offerings of storage software applications.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. (KND) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $22.1 million, or 56 cents a share, down from $25.6 million, or 59 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at Louisville, Ky.-based healthcare services provider the rose to $1.1 billion from $971.5 million.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) posted preliminary fourth-quarter net revenue of $622 million compared with $489 million during the year-ago period. The Bermuda-based maker of integrated circuits said all results are preliminary due to the company's previously announced internal review of historical stock option practices.
NetEase.com's (NTES) fourth-quarter net profit grew 19 percent to $41 million, or 30 cents per American depositary share, from a year-earlier profit of $34.4 million, or 25 cents a share. The Beijing Internet company's revenue grew nearly 15 percent to $69.2 million, from $60.4 million a year earlier.
Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) said that fourth-quarter earnings climbed to $232.3 million, or 89 cents a share, compared with last year's profit of $190.4 million, or 69 cents a share. Total sales jumped 14.6 percent to $2.63 billion compared with last year's sales of $2.3 billion. Same-store sales increased 8.3 percent.
Oneok Inc. (OKE) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $74.6 million, or 66 cents a share, down from $237.6 million, or $2.30 a share, in the year ago-period. The year-ago quarter included a gain of $161.8 million, or $1.57 a share, from the sale of Texas gathering and processing assets, Tulsa, Okla.-based Oneok said
Oneok Partners L.P. (OKS) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $80.3 million, or 82 cents per unit, up from $35.9 million, 72 cents per unit, during the year-ago period. There were 82.9 million units outstanding during this quarter vs. 46.4 million units a year ago.
Sonic Corp. (SONC) said it expects fiscal second-quarter earnings to come in at the low end of its previous forecast of 9 cents to 10 cents a share. The Oklahoma City-based restaurant chain also said it expects system-wide same-store during the second quarter to be near or slightly below the low end of its target range of a 2 percent to 4 percent increase.
Superior Energy Services Inc. (SPN) reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $62.2 million, or 76 cents a share, up from $16.2 million, or 20 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The Harvey, La.-based provider of oilfield services and equipment posted total revenue of $319.1 million vs. $188 million. Last year's results were negatively impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the company noted.
Symantec Corp. (SYMC) that security and data management group president Jeremy Burton has left the company.
Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (THLD) Phase III trial of glufosfamide didn't show significant improvement in overall survival among metastatic pancreatic cancer patients.
TNS Inc. (TNS) reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $6.66 million, or 28 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, the company posted net earnings of $1.43 million, or 6 cents a share. Excluding pretax charges of $5.7 million, the loss was $3.1 million, 13 cents a share. The Reston, Va.-based provider of the data communications services posted revenue of $74.4 million vs. $65.6 million
United Rentals Inc.'s (URI) fourth-quarter net income rose 8.2 percent to $53 million, or 49 cents a share, from $49 million, or 47 cents a share, a year earlier. The Greenwich, Conn., equipment-rental company's earnings from continuing operations were 71 cents a share, up from 53 cents a share a year earlier. Revenue rose 5.5 percent to $939 million from $890 million a year earlier.
Warnaco Group Inc.'s (WRNC) fourth-quarter net income grew to $18.9 million, or 41 cents a share, from a year-earlier profit of $6.87 million, or 15 cents a share. Income from continuing operations rose to $25.1 million, or 55 cents a share. The New York apparel company's revenue grew 36 percent to $480.6 million from $354.5 million.
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