SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trading in Wednesday's session are ADC Telecommunications Inc., Guess Inc., and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.
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ADC Telecom (ADCT) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 24 cents a share, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Financial.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) is expected to post earnings of 54 cents a share for the third quarter.
DSW Inc. (DSW) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 47 cents a share.
G-III Apparel Group Ltd. (GIII) is expected to post a loss of 51 cents a share for the first quarter.
Korn Ferry International (KFY) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 34 cents a share.
Martek Biosciences Corp. (MATK) is expected to post earnings of 15 cents a share for the second quarter.
SAIC Inc. (SAI) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 20 cents a share.
SeaChange International (SEAC) is expected to post a loss of 10 cents a share for the first quarter.
Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 13 cents a share.
After Tuesday's closing bell, TD Ameritrade (AMTD) said in a regulatory filing that hedge funds SAC Capital and Jana Partners have taken an 8.4 percent stake in the company, an recently told the discount broker to pursue a merger with one of its rivals.
Also, Cooper Cos. (COO) said it swung to loss in the latest quarter, largely due to costs associated with its acquisition of Ocular Sciences Inc.
ABM Industries Inc. (ABM) reported second-quarter net earnings of $16.7 million, or 33 cents a share, up from $10.4 million, or 21 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The San Francisco-based facility services contractor said revenue for the three months ended April 30 rose to $697.9 million from $660.1 million. Additionally, ABM said it expects third-quarter earnings of 25 cents to 29 cents a share. The company also raised its fiscal 2007 outlook, saying it now sees per-share earnings of $1.05 to $1.10.
Altera Corp. (ALTR) , in its midquarter update, reiterated its second-quarter sales target, calling for revenue to grow 1 percent to 4 percent from the three months ended March 30. This forecast puts Altera's sales in the range of $308 million to $317 million. San Jose, Calif.-based Altera designs chips used in a wide range of products such as Internet routers, mobile-phone base stations, flat-panel televisions and DVD players. Altera shares closed at $23.17, a gain of almost 2 percent. The stock is up more than 16 percent so far this year.
Basic Energy Services Inc. (BAS) said it has acquired Wildhorse Services Inc., a Woodward, Okla.-based provider of rental and fishing tool services. Basic Energy, a Midland, Texas-based provider of well site services, also said it has purchased substantially all of the operating assets of Eagle Frac Tank Rentals LP, including 103 frac tanks located in the Permian Basin market of west Texas. The value of the two separate transactions totaled $19 million in cash, excluding working capital acquired, the company said.
BCE Inc. (BCE) said another group is entering into discussions to explore the possibility of taking the company private. Montreal-based BCE, which owns Bell Canada, said the consortium includes Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Providence Equity Partners Inc. BCE said in April it was holding talks with a group of large Canadian pension funds and the private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts about a potential buyout.
Boeing Co. (BA) said Philippine Airlines agreed to buy two more Boeing 777-300ER twinjets, bringing its total order to six. The Chicago-based aerospace giant said the two airplanes have a list price of about $500 million. Boeing had 2006 revenue of $61.53 billion.
Bois d'Arc Energy Inc. (BDE) retained its financial advisers to help the company explore strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. Separately, the Houston-based exploration company expects its second-quarter results to include an $18 million expense related to three unsuccessful exploratory wells.
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (BONT) total sales for the four weeks ended Saturday increased 1 percent to $234.7 million from $232.3 million. The York, Pa, retailer said Bon-Ton and Carson's combined same-store sales for period increased 1.2 percent. Carson's same-store store sales grew 4.9 percent and Bon-Ton same-store sales fell 5.3 percent from the year-earlier period. Year-to-date total sales increased 22.4 percent to $972.3 million, from $794.1 million. Year-to-date Bon-Ton same-store sales decreased 3.7 percent and year-to-date Carson's comparable store sales grew 0.5 percent.
Copart Inc. (CPRT) reported third-quarter net earnings of $38.9 million, or 41 cents a share, up 12 percent from $34.7 million, or 37 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The Fairfield, Calif.-based provider of vehicle-salvage disposition services said revenue for the three months ended April 30 fell to $145.7 million from $149.5 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had forecast, on average, a per-share profit of 41 cents on revenue of $154 million.
CPI Corp.'s (CPY) first-quarter net income grew 39 percent to $2.56 million, or 40 cents a share, from $1.84 million, or 29 cents a share, a year earlier, as expenses fell. The St. Louis portrait photography company's revenue fell 3.2 percent to $57.8 million from $59.7 million. Expenses dropped 5 percent to $53.7 million from $56.5 million.
EBay Inc. (EBAY) plans to broker the sale of radio advertisements through an online auction site, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. EBay , in partnership with closely-held Bid4Spots Inc., will let more than 2,300 radio stations auction their airtime to advertisers via its Media Marketplace Web site, the report said. EBay plans to receive a portion of fees paid by advertisers, the report said.
Guess (GES) reported first-quarter net earnings of $35.5 million, or 38 cents a share, up 72 percent from $20.7 million, or 23 cents a share, during the year-ago period. The Los Angeles-based apparel company said revenue for the three months ended May 5 rose 42 percent to $377.9 million from $265.7 million in the comparable period last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had forecast, on average, a per-share profit of 28 cents on revenue of $331 million. Guess expects fiscal second-quarter earnings of 31 cents to 33 cents a share on revenue of $335 million to $345 million. Analysts are looking for a per-share profit of 27 cents on revenue of $306 million. The company also raised its fiscal 2008 earnings outlook to a range of $1.75 to $1.80 a share, and forecast revenue of $1.51 billion to $1.56 billion. Analysts currently expect per-share earnings of $1.71 on revenue of $1.48 billion.
Macrovision Corp. (MVSN) will realign its company into four business units, cut its worldwide headcount by about 7 percent and incur a restructuring charge of about $4.5 million in the second quarter. The Santa Clara, Calif., company backed its second-quarter revenue guidance of $65 million and $68 million and earnings, excluding items, of 24 cents to 27 cents a share. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect second-quarter earnings of 27 cents a share on revenue of $67.2 million. The company said 2007 earnings, excluding items, will increase to a range of $1.33 to $1.43 a share, from a previous range of $1.25 and $1.35.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has acquired closely held business software maker Engyro Corp. Financial terms were not disclosed. Cincinnati-based Engyro has previously partnered with Microsoft , and makes products used to connect Microsoft's management software with other applications for event sharing and other tasks. "This alliance will further Microsoft's commitment to its customers' longer term need for interoperable enterprise solutions," Microsoft said in a statement posted online.
Navarre Corp. (NAVR) swung to a fourth-quarter loss of $2.24 million, or 6 cents a share, from a year-ago profit of $1.06 million, or 3 cents a share, as revenue fell 1.9 percent. The Minneapolis home entertainment and multimedia company's revenue dipped to $168.6 million from $171.9 million. On average, analysts expected revenue of $162.8 million, according to a poll by Thomson Financial. For fiscal 2008, the company expects net income of $9 million to $10 million on revenue of $670 million to $690 million. Navarre's shares closed trading on Tuesday down 5 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $3.85.
Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWA) said that traffic in May was flat compared with the year-ago period as capacity rose 1.9 percent. Load factor, or the percentage of the plane filled with passengers, fell 1.6 percentage points to 84.3 percent, the Eagan, Minn.-based carrier said.
Oxford Industries Inc. (OXM) cut its fiscal fourth-quarter outlook for continuing operations to a range of $1 to $1.05 a share from its previous range of $1.07 to $1.14. The Atlanta private-label apparel company expects fourth-quarter sales in the lower half of its previously issued outlook of $285 million to $295 million. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations are expected at 96 cents to $1.01 a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial estimate, on average, fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.03 a share from continuing operations on sales of $296 million.
Parker Hannifin Corp. (PH) reported that total orders for May were unchanged from the year-ago period. The Cleveland-based maker of motion and control technology products and systems also said that the international and aerospace segments gained strength during the period.
Printronix Inc. (PTNX) said it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter net profit of $151,000, or 2 cents a share, from a year-ago net loss of $7.43 million, or $1.19 a share. The Irvine, Calif.-based maker of printing products for the supply chain said revenue in the three months ended March 30 fell to $32.6 million from $33.2 million in the comparable period last year. Printronix expects fiscal first-quarter per-share earnings in a range of breakeven to 10 cents a share on revenue of $30.5 million and $32 million.
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI) said it has obtained a $250 million senior secured term loan commitment from Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, New York-based Sirius said.
Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group Inc. (SWRG) late Tuesday said that comparable restaurant sales for May rose 0.4 percent from the year-ago period to about $8.6 million. Total consolidated restaurant sales were $9.4 million for the month ended May 28, a 3.4 percent decrease from the $9.8 million last year, the New York-based restaurant operator said.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) named Fred Tomczyk as its new chief operating officer, succeeding Randy MacDonald, who retired from the brokerage services provider on June 1. Tomczyk previously served as the vice chairman of corporate operations for TD Bank Financial Group and was a member of the TD Ameritrade board. Tomczyk has resigned from the board and will resign from TD Bank Financial Group in July. TD Ameritrade is based in Omaha, Neb.
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (VLTR) said it now expects second-quarter revenue of $18.5 million to $19.5 million, down from its previous view of $20 million to $21 million, and forecast a loss excluding items of 4 cents to 7 cents a share. The Fremont, Calif.-based company said the expected revenue shortfall is primarily due to a process defect with one of its vendors, which caused Volterra to recall $2 million to $3 million of product and will result in a $3 million to $4 million charge in the second quarter. Volterra said it will replace the recalled products, and revenues associated with the products will be recognized in the quarter in which the replacement products are shipped.
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