8. -- Darden Restaurants (DRI - Get Report) is expected by Wall Street on Friday to post fiscal first-quarter earnings of 70 cents a share on revenue of $2.2 billion.
9. -- Tibco Software (TIBX), a maker of software for companies to use on site or through cloud computing, posted fiscal third-quarter earnings that topped estimates on an adjusted basis. Excluding certain one-time items, Tibco posted earnings of 28 cents a share; analysts were looking for 22 cents a share. Revenue rose 6% in the quarter to $270.9 million.
10. -- Texas Instruments (TXN - Get Report) said Thursday it was raising its quarterly dividend by 7% to 30 cents a share from 28 cents. It's the second time this year the chipmaker increased its dividend.
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