) expects Q4 revenue to be down
about 30%-35% sequentially, and expects Q1 fiscal 2002 to be flat with Q4. S&P and Gruntal downgraded their rating.
Microchip Technology (MCHP
) says it is tracking well towards earlier guidance for $138M Q1 sales. S&P and Banc of America upgraded.
CS First Boston downgraded CVS Corp. (CVS
) to hold from strong buy.
Northwest Airlines confirmed that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire the remaining shares of Mesaba Holdings (MAIR
) it does not already own.
Bear Stearns and Merrill downgraded Interpublic Group (IPG
). S&P maintains hold.
Forward Air (FWRD
) sees $0.21-$0.25 Q2 EPS vs. a year ago's $0.28, citing the weak economy, higher insurance costs, and an increased rate of customer failures.
Aremissoft Corp. (AREM
) stock has been halted pending news. Prior to the halt, the company said it discontinued plans to invest in LK Globalsoft.com. The $109M it was to invest may be used to "substantially" increase its buyback program.
CS First Boston downgraded Lucent Technology (LU
) to hold from buy. On Thursday The Wall Street Journal reported that Lucent's
plan to sell two manufacturing plants has fallen through.
Salomon upgraded Riverstone Network (RSTN
) to buy from
Andrew Corp. (ANDW
) sees $0.12-$0.15 Q3 EPS vs. previous estimate of $0.21-$0.25, and sees $235M-$240M Q3 revenues vs. $260M-$270M. S&P maintains hold.
) sees $0.35-$0.38 Q2 EPS, and $1.73-$1.77 2001 EPS, citing greater-than-expected contract
delays, cancellations and reduced margins. S&P keeps buy. First Union downgraded.
USB Piper reportedly initiated coverage of Harvard Bioscience (HBIO
) with strong buy.
Nortel Networks (NT
) sees a $0.48 Q2 loss from operations on $4.5B revenues and sees
a $19.2B Q2 net loss including charges from discontinuation
of access solutions operations, layoffs, plant closures, and a write down of intangibles. Nortel will discontinue its dividend payout. AG Edwards downgraded and CS Frist Boston cut estimates.
Goodyear Tire (GT
) tripled production of radial aircraft tires at its Danville, Va. plant due to increased worldwide demand.
General Semiconductor (SEM
) sees about $0.01-$0.03 Q2 EPS on 15%-17% revenue
decline, citing a continued weakness in demand from most
of its end markets.
Tribune Co. (TRB
) cut Q2 EPS from operations guidance to $0.22. The company says revenues and newspaper advertising volume for the period ended May 27 were $432M, down 10% from year ago. S&P maintains hold.
) sees $0.02 Q1 EPS from operations on $57M-$60M revenues, citing continued weak demand in North America and Europe.
Circuit City (CC
) posted $0.05 vs. $0.28 Q1 EPS on a 13% sales
) shares are lower in pre-market trading on rumors Microsoft will report a profit warning. Microsoft reportedly denies any such news forthcoming.
JDS Uniphase (JDSU
) sees Q4 sales of about $600M vs. previous guidance of $700M, and sees a $0.06-$0.08 Q4 loss, including inventory write-downs. JDS expects $450M Q1 fiscal 2002 sales. S&P downgraded to avoid. Dain Rauscher and CS First Boston also downgraded.
United Microelectronic (UMC
) sees about 35% Q2 sequential revenue decline and an operating loss due to weaker than expected market environment and a slow economic recovery. The company says Q3 visibility remains extremely low.
Adobe Systems (ADBE
) posted $0.34 (pro forma) vs. $0.26 Q2 EPS on 15% revenue rise. Adobe expects flat Q3 revenues. UBS Warburg upgraded and CS First Boston cut estimates.
Charles River Labs (CRL
) raised Q2 EPS guidance to $0.21-$0.22 on sales that should slightly exceed the high end of the company's earlier guidance of $110M-$114M.
) expects a $0.05 Q2 loss from operations on flat revenue and sees $0.30-$0.45 2001 EPS from operations on revenue growth of 5%-12%.
Net2phone Inc. (NTOP
) posted a $0.41 Q3 loss from continuing operations vs. a $0.21 loss as higher costs offset sharp a revenue rise. The company and Liberty Media announce that Liberty will license Net2Phone's Voice over IP technology for five years.
Pinnacle Systems (PCLE
) sees about breakeven Q4 (pro forma) on $60M-$64M sales, which is about 10% less than previoiusly expected.
Rainbow Technology (RNBO
) sees a $0.06-$0.09 Q2 loss vs. previous guidance of breakeven, and expects Q2 revenues to be down about 5%.
) sees $0.35-$0.38 Q2 EPS on about $500M revenues and sees $1.73- $1.77 2001 EPS on about $2.2B revenues, citing greater than expected contract delays, cancellations and reduced margins.
United Auto Group (UAG
) expects to exceed $0.30 Q2 consensus EPS estimate by $0.05, and the $1.07 2001 estimate by $0.09, citing continued revenue and gross profit growth.
) filed to offer 9 million shares.