The company said it sees earnings excluding items of 24 cents to 34 cents a share for its fiscal year ending in May with same-restaurant sales projected between flat and up 2%. Analysts are calling for earnings of 28 cents a share. Safeway ( SWY) is expected by analysts Thursday to post a third quarter profit of 42 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $10.24 billion. Other companies slated to report on Thursday include Emmis Communications ( EMMS), J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT), Fastenal ( FAST), Sycamore Networks ( SCMR), Winnebago Industries ( WGO) and Zep ( ZEP). -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com. of oil.