Date : 07/17/2012 @ 9:10AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO)
Quote : 52.5  0.14 (0.27%) @ 4:01PM


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Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday's session are Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and Digital Generation Inc. (DGIT).

Goldman Sachs easily topped expectations for its second quarter results even as Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein noted "market conditions deteriorated and activity levels" fell amid Europe's turmoil and ongoing global-growth concerns. Shares were trading 2% higher at $99.62 in premarket trade.

Yahoo on Monday named Marissa Mayer, a longtime Google Inc. (GOOG) executive, to be its next chief executive officer, as the onetime Internet pioneer tries to reverse its downward course. Shares were trading 1.6% higher at $15.89 in premarket trade.

Digital Generation, a provider of digital media services, said it is conducting a strategic review that may include a sale of the company, partnerships, business model changes or other potential deals. Shares were up 22% to $11.76 in premarket trading.

Mattel Inc. (MAT) posted a surprise 20% jump in second-quarter earnings, helped by higher sales for Fisher-Price preschool toys and American Girl dolls. Chief Executive Bryan Stockton also struck a bullish tone, saying the toymaker is building momentum with key brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels and toys tied to the new Batman movie. Shares were trading 6.3% higher at $33 premarket.

Comerica Inc.'s (CMA) second-quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 49% as the financial-services company had higher net interest income and recorded a smaller provision for loan losses. Shares were last up 3.9% premarket to $32.

Mosaic Co.'s (MOS) fiscal fourth-quarter profit tumbled 22% as revenue fell slightly on lower phosphate pricing, though the fertilizer producer still posted results that were better than expected. The company also doubled its quarterly dividend to 25 cents from 12.5 cents. Shares were trading 3.1% higher at $57.07 premarket.

Entergy Corp. (ETR) projected second-quarter earnings above Wall Street estimates amid higher profit at its utility and wholesale commodities segments. Shares wre up 2% to $71.32 premarket.

Chinese education company New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU) reported a 14% jump in fiscal fourth quarter earnings as increased student enrollment helped boost revenue. Earnings, however, slightly missed Wall Street estimates. Shares slid 22% to $17.30 premarket.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.'s (JBHT) second-quarter earnings increased 22% as the trucking company's intermodal revenue strengthened, though overall revenue grew less than expected. Shares were off 5.3% to $55.25 premarket.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) forecast second-quarter earnings below expectations amid weaker-than-expected results at its pressure-pumping operations as the contract driller's board also authorized a shareholder rights plan. Shares were down 3% to $12.80 premarket.

Brown & Brown Inc.'s (BRO) second-quarter earnings jumped 15% as the insurance agency and brokerage firm posted strong growth in its revenue from retail commission and fees. Shares were up 6.4% to $28.41 premarket.

Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG) agreed to sell 20 million shares to repay debt and for other general purposes. The liquefied-natural gas company has been struggling to pay down its significant debt burden of late. It had 155.4 million shares outstanding as of April 18. Shares were down 4.4% to $14.05 premarket.

Cintas Corp.'s (CTAS) fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose 11% on a continued rise in revenue from the company's uniform-rental business and improved margins. Shares, however, were down 3.3% to $38.12 premarket as revenue came in short of Wall Street expectations.


Barnes Group Inc. (B) agreed to acquire privately held Synventive Molding Solutions for $335 million, a move the company expects to present opportunities for growth in injection molding applications.

DTS Inc. (DTSI) said its second-quarter revenue will likely fall short of expectations, reflecting macroeconomic factors, even as its profit comes under pressure from acquisition costs.

Flir Systems Inc. (FLIR) forecast second-quarter results below analyst expectations due to weakness in Europe and delayed deliveries, as the sensor systems manufacturer also cut its full-year guidance.

ICU Medical Inc.'s (ICUI) second-quarter earnings fell 3.6% as revenue eased and the medical products company was hit with higher costs. However, the company raised the lower end of its 2012 per-share earnings estimate.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) expects catastrophe charges of $280 million to $300 million, before taxes, in the second quarter, reflecting widespread losses from the June 28 storms that swept across the Ohio River Valley and the mid-Atlantic states.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc. (KW) said it plans to offer 7.5 million shares to pay down debt. It will also use proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Lincare Holdings Inc.'s (LNCR) second-quarter earnings were up 12% as the oxygen-equipment provider reported stronger revenue, masking higher expenses and fewer contributions from Medicare.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (MFRM) lowered its full-year revenue and same-store sales guidance, but boosted its earnings estimates, as the retailer continues to integrate its recent acquisition, Mattress Giant.

Packaging Corp. of America's (PKG) second-quarter income rose a better-than-expected 15% as the corrugated box maker said it benefited from higher containerboard and corrugated products volume, as well as lower costs for energy.


-Write to Mia Lamar at mia.lamar@dowjones.com

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