Date : 07/25/2012 @ 9:25AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)
Quote : 83.92  0.17 (0.20%) @ 5:51PM


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Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday's session are RadioShack Corp.(RSH), Apple Inc. (AAPL), and Netflix Inc. (NFLX).

RadioShack swung to a surprise second-quarter loss on lower consumer electronics sales and higher costs, as well as heeding calls to suspend its dividend. RSH's mobile device-focused strategy has delivered weaker bottom-line results in recent quarters due to fierce competition in the cellphone category and weak demand for other types of consumer electronics. Shares tumbled 27% to $2.65 premarket.

Apple's fiscal third-quarter earnings climbed 21%, though the company's iPhone sales, revenue and earnings grew less than analysts had expected. Shares fell 4.7% to $572.56 premarket.

Netflix signaled slow growth ahead for its streaming video service and forecast a loss for the fourth quarter, as turbulent times continue for the video-rental pioneer. The company also reported its second-quarter earnings fell 91%. Shares slumped 16% to $67.00 in premarket trading.

Riverbed Technology Inc. (RVBD) reported a 61% increase in second-quarter profit and issued an upbeat view of earnings in the current quarter, bouncing back from new-product delays that marred earlier results. The network-enhancement provider also offered an upbeat view for the third quarter. Shares climbed 25% to $18.22 premarket.

WellPoint Inc.'s (WLP) second-quarter earnings fell 8.3% as litigation and acquisition costs heightened the impact from lower medical enrollment. The health insurer also cut full-year guidance again to between $7.30 and $7.40 a share from its June forecast of at least $7.57 a share to account for both lower enrollment in its commercial business and higher medical costs. Share fell 8.4% to $56.20 premarket.

Altera Corp.'s (ALTR) second-quarter profit fell 24% as the chip maker saw revenue decline sharply from the previous year. However, the company offered an upbeat third-quarter outlook. Shares jumped 9.9% to $33.71 in premarket trading.

Shares of medical device maker Sunshine Heart Inc. (SSH)(SHC.AU) jumped in premarket trading after the company said it has received CE Mark approval for a device--the C-Pulse Heart Assist System--for the treatment of heart failure, which will allow for the commercialization of the technology in Europe and countries in Asia and Latin America that recognize the CE Mark. Potential patients for the device in the European Union are estimated at 3.7 million. Shares rose 29% to $12.98 premarket.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.'s (BWLD) second-quarter profit rose 9.3%, but its boost in sales at established restaurants wasn't enough to offset the stubbornly high chicken-wing prices it faces this year. Shares were off 11% to $70.00 in premarket trading.

Closeout flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) smashed analysts' 2Q estimates, and the company boosted its 2012 estimates. Same-store sales surged 12% last quarter and both increased traffic and purchase sizes, helping push gross margin up strongly. Shares jumped 13% to $36.70 premarket.

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) swung to fiscal first-quarter loss as the chip maker's margins weakened. Shares slipped 9.5% to $3.88 premarket as the company issued a downbeat forecast for the current quarter.

TripAdvisor Inc.'s (TRIP) second-quarter earnings slipped 1.9% as its expenses increased. Shares slumped 15% to $36.95 premarket as revenue missed analyst expectations.

Tempur-Pedic International Inc.'s (TPX) profit slumped 45% in the second quarter as the mattress maker faced a deeply competitive climate in its North American business. Still, shares of the mattress maker rose 9% to 29.60 in premarket trading after both earnings and revenue declined less than the company had predicted in a dismal forecast issued last month.

Panera Bread Co.'s (PNRA) first-quarter earnings rose 24%, as same-store sales and profit margins continued to grow at the bakery-cafe chain. Shares rose 7.4% to $152.47 premarket.


Aaron's Inc.'s (AAN) second-quarter profit surged as the rent-to-own retailer saw same-store sales rise as contributions from its newer HomeSmart business grew sharply.

Ace Ltd.'s (ACE) second-quarter profit sank 45% as the insurer booked heavy realized losses, masking a rise in premiums written.

Aflac Inc.'s (AFL) second-quarter profit rose 77% as the insurer reported a jump in revenue, helped by a strong yen and continued strength in its Japan operations.

AOL Inc. (AOL) reported its lowest rate of revenue decline in seven years, as the contraction associated with its legacy Internet subscription business slowed in the second quarter and advertising sales rose for the fifth-straight quarter.

Broadcom Corp.'s (BRCM) second-quarter earnings fell 8.6%, but the maker of smartphones and networking chips posted record revenue for the period as it benefited from strong sales across its various business units. Earnings topped analysts' expectations, and revenue was at the high end of the company's guidance.

Juniper's second-quarter income fell 50% on weaker spending by the network-gear maker's Asian and European customers--though results weren't as weak as initially feared. Earnings and revenue topped the company's pessimistic April guidance.

Logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.'s (CHRW) second-quarter earnings increased 3.2% as revenue in its sourcing and payment services segments rose, though sales in its key trucking segment slipped slightly. Revenue topped analyst expectations.

International Game Technology's (IGT) fiscal third-quarter earnings fell 46% despite higher revenue as the slot-machine maker suffered a sharp increase in expenses.

Linear Technology Corp.'s (LLTC) fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell 35% as the chip maker continued to experience weak demand with semiconductors compared with the previous year.

Nabors Industries Ltd.'s (NBR) swung to a second-quarter loss as the oil-field services company was hurt by a big write-down and other items.

Owens & Minor Inc. (OMI) lowered its revenue and earnings outlook for the full year, as the medical-products distributor noted slower growth and profitability, complicated by the effects of a planned acquisition.

Qiagen NV's (QGEN, QIA.XE) second-quarter earnings were nearly flat as the provider of medical-testing technologies revenue growth was masked by higher acquisition-related costs and other expenses. The company also raised its full-year earnings guidance.

Range Resources Corp.'s (RRC) second-quarter profit rose 8.5% as the independent producer's production volumes increased, which helped offset the impact of falling natural gas prices.

Rock-Tenn Co. (RKT) swung to a fiscal third-quarter profit after the packaging company reported significant one-time charges a year earlier and production improved following an acquisition.

Total System Services Inc.'s (TSS) second-quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 24% as the payment-services provider saw stronger international services revenue.

Unisys Corp. (UIS) swung to a second-quarter profit beating analyst expectations as the information-technology's reported stronger sales for its ClearPath enterprise software and as charges weighed on year-ago results.

Usana Health Services Inc.'s (USNA) second-quarter earnings jumped 21% as the health-products maker's revenue and margins improved.

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC) said an administrative law judge has identified a procedural discrepancy with its complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission that alleges Apple Inc. (AAPL) engaged in unfair-trade practices. The Internet security software and technology company said it disagrees with the finding and plans to appeal or refile its complaint to clarify the issue.

Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT) said its second-quarter revenue jumped 24% on continued strength in North America. But the oilfield-services company said unresolved accounting problems are preventing it from reporting its net income.

Zale Corp. (ZLC) said it has secured a new $665 million credit facility, which the jewelry retailer said will reduce its borrowing costs and accelerate its return to profitability.

Write to Anna Prior at anna.prior@dowjones.com

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