Altera Corp. (ALTR) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 20 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson Financial.
Amgen (AMGN) is seen posting a per-share profit of $1.08 in its first quarter.
Boston Scientific Corp.'s (BSX) first-quarter per-share profit is expected to be 10 cents.
Express Scripts Inc. (ESRX) is expected to show per-share earnings of 94 cents in its first quarter.
Hasbro Inc. (HAS) is expected to show breakeven results in its first quarter.
Juniper Networks' (JNPR) first-quarter results are expected to show per-share earnings of 19 cents.
Kimberly Clark (KMB) is expected to show first-quarter earnings of $1.10 a share.
L-3 Communications Holdings' (LLL) first-quarter per-share profit is expected to be $1.27.
Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) is expected to report earnings of 46 cents a share in its first quarter.
Texas Instruments is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 31 cents a share.
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) shares rose nearly 5 percent in Friday trading following the company's better-than-expected first-quarter profit report, as worldwide demand for construction machinery helped overcome weaker markets in North America for housing and heavy-duty engines.
Genentech Inc. (DNA) extended its stock repurchase program for the repurchase of up to an additional $2 billion of its common stock for a total of $8 billion. The South San Francisco, Calif., biotechnology company maintained the maximum number of shares that can be repurchased at 100 million shares. As of March 31, the company has bought back 67 million shares for about $4.8 billion. The program is in effect through June 30.
Shares of Google Inc. (GOOG) jumped 4 percent Friday after the No. 1 Internet-search provider reported first-quarter profit jumped 69 percent as it expanded its lead in the global market for Web-search advertising.
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) said first-quarter net income rose 20 percent on stronger growth in its aerospace and automation and control units, leading the blue-chip company to lift its sales and outlook for the rest of the year.
Ladish Co. (LDSH) late Friday reported first-quarter net earnings of $5.77 million, or 40 cents a share, down 24 percent from $7.63 million, or 54 cents a share, in the year-ago period.
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) reported lower first-quarter earnings Friday and cut its 2007 forecast, citing the early patent loss for its second best-selling drug, Norvasc.
Syms Corp. (SYM) late Friday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $3.18 million, or 22 cents a share, up 32 percent from $2.4 million, or 16 cents a share, in the year-ago period.
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