Century Telephone Enterprises
will join 499 other stocks in the
on a not-yet-determined date. The company will replace
, which is merging with S&P 500 component
Among other changes,
will replace Century Telephone in the
S&P MidCap 400
S&P SmallCap 600
In other postclose news (earnings estimates from
; earnings reported on a diluted basis unless otherwise specified):
Earnings/revenue reports and previews
posted fourth-quarter earnings of 58 cents a share, a nickel above the 16-analyst outlook and ahead of the year-ago 43 cents. The company also announced plans to add 40 to 45 stores this year.
recorded fourth-quarter earnings of 2 cents a share, a penny ahead of the six-analyst view but below the year-ago 20 cents.
reported fourth-quarter earnings of 18 cents a share, 1 cent higher than the three-analyst view but behind the year-ago 25 cents.
Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
announced a deal with France's
whereby its workstations will use Dassault's computer-assisted design software, widely used by engineers.
Offerings and stock actions
approved a 2.5 million-share buyback program.
Engineered Support Systems
filed with regulators to offer 2.2 million shares.
said it will repurchase up to $2 billion in its stock over the next two years.
named Helen Johnson-Leipold chairwoman and chief executive. She replaces Ronald C. Whitaker, who resigned.