El Paso ( EP) provided an update on the effects of hurricanes Katrina on its production. El Paso's Gulf of Mexico net output currently totals 64 million cubic feet equivalent and is expected to reach 120 million cubic feet equivalent by Dec. 1. The company's net production prior to Hurricane Katrina was 205 million cubic feet equivalent. El Paso expects the remaining production back online during the first quarter of 2006. El Paso also said that initial production from two recent discoveries might be delayed into early 2006 due to damage affecting third-party pipeline and processing. The stock was unchanged at $12.58. E-Z-EM ( EZEM) said it earned $2.5 million, or 23 cents a share, for the first quarter ended Sept. 3, compared with $1.3 million, or 11 cents a share, a year ago. The medical device maker reported revenue for the quarter of $34.8 million. For fiscal 2006, the company said it now expects to earn $5 million to $5.6 million on revenue of $124 million to $127 million. The stock was up 44 cents, or 2.96%, to $15.29 in after-hours trading. Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) reported net income of $76 million, or 18 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 25, up from net income of $44 million, or 12 cents a share, a year ago. The chipmaker said revenue rose to $1.52 billion from $1.24 billion last year. Analysts expected earnings of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.38 billion, according to Thomson First Call. "Exceptional customer demand for our server, mobile and desktop processors helped drive microprocessor sales growth of 44 percent compared to the third quarter of 2004 and 26 percent compared to the second quarter of 2005," said Robert J. Rivet, chief financial officer at AMD. For the fourth quarter, AMD expects sequential microprocessor sales growth between 7% and 13%.