Mosaic ( MOS), the phosphate and potash global agriculture supplier, is expected by analysts Friday to post fiscal second-quarter earnings of 98 cents a share on revenue of $2.54 billion, down almost 16% from a year earlier.
Wall Street analysts expect Finish Line ( FINL), the athletic shoe and apparel retailer, to post earnings Friday of 10 cents a share in the fiscal third quarter on revenue of $296.1 million. 5 Earnings-Related Short-Squeeze Plays
Sonic ( SONC) said late Thursday that fiscal first-quarter profit rose 12% from a year earlier to $6.1 million, or 11 cents a share, on revenue of $126 million. The results were roughly in line with Wall Street estimates.
Progress Software ( PRGS) posted fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday of $36 million, or 57 cents a share, on revenue of $91.3 million, compared with year-earlier profit of $12.2 million, or 19 cents a share, on revenue of $93.5 million. Adjusted profit in the latest fourth quarter was 23 cents a share; analysts expected 34 cents a share. Progress Software said it expects first-quarter revenue to be flat with the year-earlier quarter.
Coinstar ( CSTR) announced Thursday the unexpected retirement of CEO Paul Davis. The owner of the Redbox movie-rental kiosks named Chief Financial Officer J. Scott Di Valerio as its new CEO. He will take over on March 31.
Drugmaker Eli Lilly ( LLY) is expected Friday to announce its financial guidance for 2013.
Walgreen ( WAG)is expected to report same-store sales for December on Friday.
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