Stocks to Watch, June 6: Cooper Cos., DSW Inc.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session Cooper Cos., DSW Inc. and Veritas DGC Inc.

Cooper (COO) is expected to report second-quarter per-share income of 70 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.

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DSW (DSW) is seen posting first-quarter earnings per share of 35 cents.

Korn Ferry International (KFY) is expected to post earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 29 cents.

La-Z-Boy (LZB) is expected to report per-share income for the fourth quarter of 30 cents.

Martek Biosciences Corp. (MATK) is report revenue for the second quarter of $68 million.

Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYAAY) is expected to report fourth-quarter results.

School Specialty Inc. (SCHS) is seen posting a per-share loss for the fourth quarter of 43 cents.

Veritas DGC (VTS) is expected to report earnings per share for the third quarter of 71 cents.

After the closing bell Monday, a media report indicated that U.K. airport operator BAA Plc was close to reaching an agreement to be acquired by a Grupo Ferrovial SA (GRFRF) consortium for more than 10 billion pounds (about $19 billion), beating out a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) -led consortium.

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Bob Evans Farms Inc. (BOBE) said higher restaurant operating income helped boost fourth-quarter net income to $20.5 million, or 56 cents a share, up from $5.53 million, or 16 cents a share, during the same period in the prior year.

Bombay Co. (BBA) named David Stewart chief executive officer. Previously, Stewart served as president of Blockbuster Inc.'s (BBI) Video Canada unit.

Brady Corp. (BRC) said it expects to post fiscal 2007 earnings between $2.28 and $2.38 a share with revenue in a range of $1.15 billion to $1.175 billion.

Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd. (CSW) advised its shareholders to take no action at this time with respect Canadian Superior Energy Inc.'s (SNG) planned bid that values Canadian Southern shares at about C$9.35 ($8.44) each.

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (CHRT) reaffirmed its second-quarter forecast, saying the quarter is progressing "essentially in line" with what it had expected.

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) said it has closed its $1.43 billion acquisition of Canadian winemaker Vincor. The purchase price includes $1.2 billion in cash and the balance in the assumption of debt.

Emergency Medical Services Corp. (EMS) said it has agreed to acquire Air Ambulance Specialists Inc.

Finisar Corp. (FNSR) notified the Securities and Exchange Commission that selling stockholders are looking to offer 24.1 million shares.

H.B. Fuller Co. (FUL) said it has settled construction product-related liability cases and now expects 2006 earnings of $2.49 to $2.59 a share. The St. Paul, Minn.-based chemical company said it will pay $5 million in total to settle the claims, of which insurance is expected to cover $1.5 million.

ImClone Systems Inc. (IMCL) reported data from five clinical trials for the investigational use of Erbitux as a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. In one study, the primary endpoint was overall survival, and secondary endpoints were response rate, progression free survival and toxicity. The response rate among patients treated with the combination of Erbitux and chemotherapy was 52% vs. 38% for patients treated with chemotherapy alone.

Knot Inc. (KNOT) said it has agreed to acquire Inc. for $57.9 million in cash and 1.15 million shares.

Northwest Airlines (NWACQ) reported its May consolidated load factor rose 3.5 percentage points over last year to 85.9%. The bankrupt carrier said traffic fell 5.6% as capacity came down 9.4% during the month.

Parker Hannifin Corp. (PH) said May orders for the North American industrial business rose 11% from the same period last year. Rest-of-world industrial orders increased 16%.

United Airlines (UAUA) said its May load factor set a record for the Chicago-area company, rising 2 percentage points from last year to 83.8%.

US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) reported May traffic for combined US Airways and America West operations fell 7.7% while capacity came down by 10.8%.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (VTSS) said Tennenbaum Capital Partners has agreed initially to lend Vitesse up to $24 million, with the possibility of another $30 million. Also, the company has received a letter from the trustee under the indenture for the company's convertible subordinated debentures due 2024 alleging compliance deficiencies.

VNUS Medical Technologies Inc. (VNUS) said that more than 30 patients have been successfully treated with its VNUS ClosureFast catheter at three centers in Europe, according to a preliminary report of human clinical experience with the device.