could have a chance to settle the antitrust case brought against it by the
software analyst Walter Winnitzki said following a briefing by Microsoft's new CFO, John Connors. Winnitzki told
"there was a feeling there was a near-term opportunity to have this settled, some language being given that they wouldn't have any change in culture or structure."
In other postclose news (
earnings estimates from First Call/Thomson Financial; earnings reported on a diluted basis unless otherwise specified
Earnings/revenue reports and previews
reported fourth-quarter earnings of 60 cents a share, beating the 15-analyst estimate of 57 cents and the year-ago 44 cents. The company also announced a 2-for-1 stock split.
reported a second-quarter loss of 52 cents a share, narrower than the five-analyst expected loss of 58 cents and the year-ago pro forma loss of 15 cents. The company also declared a 2-for-1 stock split.
posted fourth-quarter earnings of 72 cents a share, above the 18-analyst estimate of 69 cents and the year-ago 58 cents. Kohl's also said it expects comparable same-store sales growth in the mid-single digits for March and April combined. In the same period last year, Kohl's said it saw same-store sales increase an average of 10.6%. The company said it was comfortable with first-quarter earnings estimates of 24 cents to 27 cents and the 12-analyst consensus of 26 cents.
posted fourth-quarter earnings of 35 cents a share, a penny better than the 12-analyst estimate and up from the year-ago earnings of 30 cents.
Consumer products company
said it is comfortable with expectations that it will deliver strong sales and earnings growth in the first quarter of 2000 and for the year. The current six-analyst estimate is 25 cents a share for the first quarter and 85 cents for the year.
reported fourth-quarter earnings of 15 cents a share, beating the 11-analyst estimate of 12 cents and the year-ago 5 cents.
Offerings and stock actions
said its board authorized the repurchase of up to an additional 5 million shares of its common stock.
priced a 10 million-share IPO for
at $17 each, the top of the estimated $15-to-$17 range. The company provides network-based Internet, data and communications services.
said its board voted to authorize the buyback of up to 10 million shares of the company's issued and outstanding common stock.
said it will repurchase up to $50 million of its common stock.
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