SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are BlackBerry Ltd., Oracle Corp., and Kroger Co.
BlackBerry BBRY, -2.34% BB, -1.71% is projected to report a loss of 27 cents a share in the first quarter, according to a consensus survey by FactSet. The Canadian smartphone company on Wednesday announced a partnership with Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +1.48% to access Amazon’s Appstore to provide more games, apps and music to BlackBerry users.
Oracle ORCL, -0.48% is forecast to post fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of 95 cents a share. Analysts at Wedbush reiterated the stock’s neutral rating and target price of $ 40 on Wednesday. “At current levels,we see ORCL as fairly valued, with upside and downside risks roughly balanced,” analyst Steve Koenig said in his report.
Kroger KR, +1.19% is expected to report first-quarter earnings of $ 1.05 a share.
Rite-Aid Corp. RAD, +0.16% is likely to report first-quarter earnings of 4 cents a share.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. SWHC, -0.59% is projected to post earnings of 39 cents a share in the fourth quarter.
Pier 1 Imports Inc. PIR, -1.30% is likely to post earnings of 20 cents a share in the fourth quarter.
After Wednesday’s closing bell, Jabil Circuit Inc. JBL, -0.60% reported third-quarter earnings rose to $ 188.3 million, or 93 cents a share, from $ 50.1 million, or 24 cents a share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, Jabil earned 6 cents a share, beating analysts’ average estimate of 9 cents a share loss. Jabil shares came off of earlier highs to trade up 1.6%. Shares of Jabil rose 1.5% in after-hours trading.
Red Hat Inc. RHT, -0.10% shares gained 3.6% in after hours after the software company reported first-quarter earnings of $ 37.8 million, or 20 cents a share, compared with $ 40.4 million, or 21 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding charges, it earned 34 cents a share, slightly ahead of analysts’ forecast of 33 cents a share.