Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Thursday's session are Smart Inc. ( PETM ), Semtech Corp.
( SMTC ) and NQ Mobile Inc. ( NQ ).
PetSmart's fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 31% as the specialty pet store's same-store sales and margins continued
to grow. However, shares dropped 6.8% to $62.01 after-hours Wednesday, as the company predicted downbeat results for
Semtech's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose 5.9% as revenue strengthened, although the chip manufacturer's results
were muted by higher costs. Shares rose 11% to $34 after hours Wednesday as first-quarter revenue guidance topped
NQ Mobile's fourth-quarter income rose 53% as the mobile Internet services company reported more users. The company's
American depositary shares jumped 22% after hours to $10.74 as the results beat Street expectations.
Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( ACUR ) filed plans to offer up to $75 million in common stock, debt securities and
warrants. The specialty pharmaceutical company plans to use proceeds for general corporate purposes. It has a market
capitalization of $141 million, according to FactSet. Shares were down 8.2% to $2.45 after hours.
FIS Inc. ( FIS ) said private-equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC has agreed to sell about 19.3 million shares, which
represents nearly all of its remaining ownership stake. The banking and payments technology provider had about 294.5
million shares outstanding as of Jan. 31. Shares were off 3.1% to $37.23 after hours.
FleetCor Technologies Inc. ( FLT ) said selling stockholders have agreed to sell 4.5 million shares. The commercial fuel
cards company had about 81.2 million shares outstanding as of Feb. 8. Shares slipped 2.2% to $70.70 after hours.
InvenSense Inc. ( INVN ) said it won a motion to stay the patent litigation brought by STMicroelectronics NV (STM) while
separate proceedings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office challenged the validity of all of STM's asserted patents.
Shares of Invensense rose 3.3%, to $11.60 after hours.
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co. ( KYN ) has commenced an offering of 4 million shares as the management investment
company looks to raise funds to make additional portfolio investments and for general corporate purposes. It had about
88.4 million shares outstanding, as of Nov. 30. Shares slipped 5.1% to $33.31 after hours.
Layne Christensen Co. ( LAYN ) expects to report a surprise fiscal fourth-quarter loss as the drilling-services provider
said it will book steep losses in its heavy civil segment. Shares fell 11% in after-hours trading to $19.52.
Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc. ( OCLS ) intends to offer common stock, but didn't detail how many shares it would sell.
The commercial healthcare company had about 37.4 million shares outstanding as of Jan. 24. Shares tumbled 18% to 45
cents after hours.
SolarCity Corp. ( SCTY ) swung to a fourth-quarter loss as the solar-panel installer's heavy operating costs offset an
increase in revenue. Shares fell 7.2% to $17.89 in after-hours trading as the results fell far short of Street
Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) said an offering of about 7.7 million shares of its Series C
common stock held by FTI Ventures LLC priced at %64.75, a 2.6% discount to Wednesday's close.
DryShips Inc.'s ( DRYS ) fourth-quarter loss widened as the dry bulk shipper recorded losses on the sale of tankers and
other charges, and revenue continued to fall.
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. ( HTZ ) said three of its largest stockholders, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC, the Carlyle
Group L.P. (CG) and Bank of America Corp.'s (BAC) Merrill Lynch are selling about 60.1 million shares. The car-rental
company had about 421.7 million shares outstanding as of Feb. 26.
KAR Auction Services Inc. ( KAR ) said a secondary offering of 13 million of its shares priced at $19.25 a share, a 4.1%
discount to its Wednesday's close.
Korn/Ferry International's ( KFY ) fiscal third-quarter earnings fell 19% as the executive-search company's increase in
operating expenses masked revenue growth, though core earnings improved.
MRC Global Inc. ( MRC ) said an upsized offering of 23 million from the company's biggest stockholder priced at $28 a
piece, a 4.6% discount to Wednesday's close
Piedmont Natural Gas Co.'s ( PNY ) fiscal first-quarter profit rose 13% as the natural-gas distributor's stronger
revenue offset higher gas costs.
Rovi Corp. ( ROVI ) said it has entered into a license agreement with online video site Hulu LLC, which resolves all
outstanding litigation. The entertainment, data and technology company didn't disclose specific terms of the agreement.
Shoe Carnival Inc. ( SCVL ) lowered its fourth-quarter earnings projections as colder weather and the delay in income-
tax refunds hurt the footwear retailer's athletic sales. Shoe Carnival also reported sales for the quarter that missed
Sigma Designs Inc. ( SIGM ) said its Chief Financial Officer Thomas E. Gay has resigned and will be replaced in the
interim by corporate controller Elias N. Nader.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s ( AMTD ) President and Chief Executive Fred Tomczyk plans to sell up to 200,000 shares of
the online-brokerage company's common stock, which is about 8% of the 2.5 million shares he holds.
Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ), a company partly named after a magazine, is getting out of the magazine business. The company
has decided to spin off its entire Time Inc. magazine group, it said Wednesday, giving up on talks with Meredith Corp.
(MDP) over the proposed merger of most of their titles.
Triple-S Management Corp. ( GTS ) said it plans to convert 7 million Class A shares into Class B shares. To enhance the
liquidity of the Class B shares, Triple-S will conduct a secondary offering for all or a substantial majority of the
converted shares and plans to repurchase up to $30 million Class B shares in the offering. Triple-S, an independent
licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, had about 9 million Class A shares and 19.3 million Class B shares
outstanding as of Feb. 26.
Vail Resorts Inc.'s ( MTN ) fiscal second-quarter profit rose 31% as skiers returned to the slopes in Colorado after a
weak start to the season.
Wausau Paper Corp. ( WPP ) has agreed to nominate two candidates recommended by Starboard Value LP to its board, a move
that comes as the activist hedge fund has recently engaged in a back and forth with Wausau over its strategic review
Westlake Chemical Corp. ( WLK ) has agreed to acquire the PVC pipe and fittings unit of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA's
(SGO.FR, CODYY) CertainTeed Corp. for $175 million.
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