Date : 02/09/2012 @ 8:50AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)
Quote : 5.6  0.13 (2.38%) @ 5:37PM


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Among the companies whose shares are expected to actively trade in Thursday's session are Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND), Groupon Inc. (GRPN) and Visa Inc. (V).

Diamond Foods said it will appoint a new chief executive and chief financial officer and will restate earnings for the past two fiscal years after an internal probe found the company's payments to walnut growers weren't accounted for in the correct periods. Shares plunged 40% to $21.97 premarket.

Groupon posted a surprise fourth-quarter loss as expenses and one-time charges outpaced revenue growth. For the current quarter, the company projected revenue that tops analysts' estimates, but shares still fell 9.6% to $22.23 premarket on the weaker-than-expected bottom-line results.

Visa posted a 16.4% increase in fiscal first-quarter profit as the credit-card processor continued to benefit from consumers' increased use of plastic while grappling with new federal rules that affect debit-card purchases. Shares rose 4.2% to $112.80 premarket.

Akamai Technologies Inc.'s (AKAM) fourth-quarter earnings rose 14% helped by strong revenue growth, and the company named a new finance chief. Shares rose 15% to $39.60 premarket amid the better-than-expected results.

Cisco Systems Inc.'s (CSCO) fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 43% as the networking company recorded improved revenue and margins, topping its own expectations. But shares dropped 0.5% to $20.33 premarket as revenue from public-sector customers slipped.

Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) swung to a fourth-quarter profit on a year-earlier debt-extinguishment loss, while the company continued to post subscriber and revenue growth. But shares slipped 2.7% to $2.13 premarket as revenue fell short of analysts' expectations.

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) outlined plans to reduce 3% of its work force as part of a cost-savings plan as the food-and-beverage company reported fourth-quarter earnings rose 3.7% and unveiled plans to raise its annual dividend. Shares dipped 1.9% to $65.50 premarket.

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (DNKN) swung to a fourth-quarter profit from a year-earlier period that included heavier charges as strong same-stores sales contributed to better-than-expected revenue. Shares gained 2.6% to $29.75 premarket.

IRobot Corp. (IRBT) reported its fourth-quarter profit climbed 52% as revenue improved, though the robot maker forecast first-quarter and full-year results sharply below analyst expectations. Shares plunged 22% to $29.91 premarket.

Imperial Sugar Co.'s (IPSU) fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed significantly and the bottom-line result beat analysts' expectations. Shares jumped 19% to $4 premarket.

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Affymetrix Inc. (AFFX) swung to a wider-than-expected fourth-quarter loss as product sales and revenue from royalties slumped.

Andersons Inc.'s (ANDE) fourth-quarter profit slipped 16%, but the company beat analyst expectations and reported record full-year earnings as high wheat prices boosted its grain-handling business.

Atmel Corp.'s (ATML) fourth-quarter earnings fell 85% from a year-earlier period that included a big income-tax benefit as the chip maker also saw its streak of revenue growth broken by a delayed payment from a major customer.

Bunge Ltd.'s (BG) fourth-quarter earnings fell 16% on a sharp rise in costs, though the farm-products company's revenue grew more than expected.

CBOE Holdings Inc.'s (CBOE) fourth-quarter profit edged up 1.4% amid weaker margins and quieter trading volume, although earnings still topped expectations.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.'s (CCE) fourth-quarter profit rose 16% on stronger volume and revenue, although margins weakened slightly as costs ticked higher.

Corn Products International Inc.'s (CPO) fourth-quarter earnings soared 83% as the food-ingredient maker booked sales growth across its geographic regions, with particular strength in its key North American business.

Equifax Inc.'s (EFX) fourth-quarter earnings rose 20% as the credit-reporting company posted revenue growth led by its U.S. consumer-information services business.

Everest Re Group Ltd.'s (RE) fourth-quarter earnings plunged 86% as the insurer and reinsurer was hit with sharply higher catastrophe losses than a year earlier.

Fidelity National Financial Inc.'s (FNF) fourth-quarter earnings rose 32% as the title insurer's stronger core margins damped the effect of lower revenue.

Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings SA (FSR) estimated $50 million to $55 million in losses for the fourth quarter due to catastrophes that occurred in the first half of 2011 and also provided a preliminary estimate for losses from the flooding in Thailand.

FMC Corp. (FMC) posted a fourth-quarter profit, emerging from a year-earlier loss caused by heavy restructuring charges, as the chemical-products maker's agricultural business benefited from surging demand. The results beat analysts' expectations.

General Cable Corp.'s (BGC) fourth-quarter earnings plunged 87% as mark-to-market losses on derivatives and debt expenses weighed on bottom-line results, though volume and margins also slipped. The maker of copper, cable and fiber-optic wire products' results missed analyst expectations.

General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP) posted a narrower fourth-quarter loss as the shopping-mall owner benefited from slightly higher occupancy and fewer one-time charges.

Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL) posted a hefty loss in its fiscal first quarter but the result was nonetheless a bit better than its own expectations, thanks to net selling prices for Printwear that were better than projected.

Ingram Micro Inc.'s (IM) fourth-quarter earnings fell 8.8% on a prior-year tax benefit as the computer-equipment distributor and supply-chain-logistics company posted only modest sales growth.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IRWD) said it is offering 5.3 million Class A shares to help strengthen its balance sheet ahead of the potential launch of its gastrointestinal drug, which won't see a review from an FDA advisory panel.

Kimco Realty Corp.'s (KIM) fourth-quarter earnings rose 25% on stronger rental revenue and funds from operations, a profitability metric for the real-estate investment sector. The company's funds from operations and revenue results beat analysts' expectations.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp.'s (CLI) fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year-earlier period hindered by debt impacts, masking a decline in revenue.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc.'s (ORLY) fourth-quarter earnings rose 16% as the auto-parts retailer's sales continued to increase.

Hedge fund manager Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC's (OZM) fourth quarter net loss widened on lower incentive income resulting from negative returns experienced by most of the company's funds last year.

Plains All American Pipeline LP's (PAA) fourth-quarter profit surged 96% on higher revenue and continued strength in its supply-and-logistics segment, while earnings from its PAA Natural Gas Storage LP (PNG) business soared on new natural-gas sales.

Polycom Inc. (PLCM) said its chief financial officer will retire next month to pursue other opportunities, allowing Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) executive Eric Brown to join the company in a new dual role.

Prudential Financial Inc.'s (PRU) fourth-quarter earnings soared in its financial services business amid broad-based growth across its insurance and investment segments.

RailAmerica Inc.'s (RA) fourth-quarter earnings fell 16% as a larger tax credit boosted the railroad company's year-ago results, though carloads slipped in the latest period.

-Edited by Ian Thomson and Maya Pope-Chappell; write to and

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