SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are FedEx Corp., Jabil Circuit Inc., and Red Hat Inc.
FedEx FDX, +0.96% is projected to post fourth-quarter earnings of $2.36 a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet. Analysts at Nomura said they will look for details on volume and pricing expectations and an update on the company’s profit improvement plan.
Jabil Circuit JBL, +2.13% is likely to report a loss of 9 cents a share in the third quarter. “We note that shares could hold steady or even add to recent gains, as the wave of disappointing results and news flow should be behind the company for now,” analyst Brian Alexander at Raymond James said in a recent report. Alexander also reiterated his market perform rating on the stock.
Red Hat US:RHT is forecast to report first-quarter earnings of 33 cents a share. The stock’s outperform rating was reiterated at Raymond James on Monday.
After Tuesday’s closing bell, Adobe Systems Inc. ADB, +0.78% reported second-quarter adjusted earnings of 37 cents a share, beating Wall Street’s projection of 30 cents a share. Revenue rose to $1.07 billon from $1.01 billion a year earlier. Adobe shares jumped over 6% in after hours.
La-Z-Boy Inc. LZB, -0.03% said it earned an adjusted 33 cents a share in the fourth quarter, edging out analysts’ estimate of 32 cents a share. However, same-store sales fell 0.9%, compared with a 11.2% rise in the fourth quarter of last year. Shares slumped 9.3% in after hours.
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