SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Novell Inc., Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and Henry Schein Inc.
AutoZone Inc. (AZO) is expected to report earnings per share for the first quarter of $1.68, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
Copart Inc. (CPRT) is expected to report first-quarter per-share income of 30 cents.
Novell (NOVL) is expected to post earnings of 4 cents per share for the fourth quarter.
Toll Brothers (TOL) is expected to post fourth-quarter earnings of $1.06 per share.
Wind River Systems Inc. (WIND) is expected to post second-quarter earnings per share of 8 cents.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) is expected to report earnings per share for the second quarter of 13 cents.
After Monday's closing bell, Sirius Satellite (SIRI) lowered its year-end 2006 subscriber forecast, citing slower retail sales than expected since the Thanksgiving weekend.
AMR Corp.'s (AMR) American Airlines said its November traffic fell 1.1% to 10.7 billion from 10.8 billion revenue passenger miles during the same period in the prior year. The carrier said monthly capacity decreased 3.7% to 13.4 billion available seat miles, while load factor was 79.7% compared with 77.6% in the year-ago period.
Asat Holdings Ltd. (ASTT) said it now sees fiscal second-quarter revenue of $41 million, and a net loss of $7.8 million, or 6 cents per American Depositary Share. The semiconductor package company said the quarter's revenue results were "slightly below" its original outlook due to an unexpected loss of manufacturing capacity in the back-end of the production line.
BEA Systems Inc. (BEAS) said its ongoing internal stock-option review has determined that the actual measurement dates for certain options differ from their recorded dates. BEA said prior financial statements should no longer be relied upon, and the company will restate results.
CMGI Inc. (CMGI) reported first-quarter net earnings of $10.3 million, or 2 cents a share, up from $2.13 million, or breakeven on a per-share basis, during the same period a year ago.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) reported first-quarter net earnings of $10.8 million, or 41 cents a share, down 5.6% from $11.5 million, or 43 cents a share, during the year-ago period.
First Advantage Corp. (FADV) said it expects 2007 per-share earnings of $1.18 to $1.24, including an estimated 14 cents a share impact of expensing share-based compensation.
Ford Motor Co. (F) said it plans to offer $3 billion of senior convertible notes due 2036. The automobile company said it sees using the proceeds for general corporate purposes. See After Hours column.
Furniture Brands International Inc.'s (FBN) Broyhill Furniture Industries unit said it's closing the case goods manufacturing facility located in Lenoir, N.C. The company sees charges associated with the closure of $3 million, or 4 cents a share.
Health Care Property Investors Inc. (HCP) said it has sold 78 skilled nursing facilities for an aggregate of $443.5 million.
Henry Schein (HSIC) cut its fiscal 2006 profit forecast, citing lower-than-expected sales of certain vaccines.
King Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KG) said the Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's revised prescribing information for Skelaxin, a muscle relaxant.
Nastech Pharmaceutical Co. (NSTK) said its contract with Procter & Gamble Co.'s (PG) pharmaceuticals unit on an osteoporosis treatment has been amended. The $15 million in payments Nastech had expected to receive in 2006 have been deferred to a $5 million payment on the initiation of an additional phase II clinical study, and a $10 million payment on initiation of a phase III study.
Pall Corp. (PLL) said first-quarter net income fell as the company recorded charges for items such as severance costs, of $24.4 million, or 20 cents a share, from $25.1 million, or 20 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year. Before items, quarterly per-share income rose to 29 cents from 20 cents a year ago.
Parkway Properties Inc. (PKY) said it now sees per-share funds from operations for 2007 of $3.80 to $4, compared with its prior view of $4 to $4.20. The real estate investment trust estimates that sales and joint ventures during 2007 will result in debt prepayment penalties and expenses of $2.8 million, or 18 cents per share.
Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN) said Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (HUWHF) and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. sold about 3.8 million shares of Priceline's common stock in an offering underwritten by Goldman Sachs Group.
Retail Ventures Inc. (RVI) said it swung to a third-quarter net loss, as the company recorded a $30.6 million charge on the change in fair value of derivative instruments, of $34.1 million, or 72 cents a share. During the same period in the prior year, net income was $56.4 million, or 92 cents a share.
Syntax-Brillian Corp. (BRLC) said it now expects revenue for the fiscal second quarter to be at or above the high end of its prior outlook of $178 million to $190 million. The digital entertainment products cited "early indications" of retail sell-through over the Thanksgiving weekend.
UAL Corp.'s (UAUA) United Airlines reported that traffic in November rose 2.4% to 9.13 billion revenue passenger miles. Load factor, or the percentage of the plane filled with passengers, fell 0.2 percentage points to 79.7%. Capacity increased 2.7% to 11.5 billion available seat miles.
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