By Whitney Kisling - Apr 24, 2012 12:00 AM ET
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Big Lots Inc. (BIG) : The discount retailer cut its U.S. comparable-store sales forecast for the fiscal first quarter to “slightly negative,” compared with a previous estimate for an increase of as much as 4 percent.
Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) : The operator of acute-care hospitals had first-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that exceeded the average analyst projection.
Illumina Inc. (ILMN) : The U.S. maker of DNA-mapping tools that fought off a hostile takeover bid from Roche Holding AG had first-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that exceeded the average projection of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The company also said it would repurchase $250 million of its shares.
Netflix Inc. (NFLX) : The world’s largest video- subscription service said customer growth will slow after reporting first-quarter sign-ups that met analysts’ estimates.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) : The largest maker of analog semiconductors forecast second-quarter earnings that may top some analysts’ estimates as customers stock up on electronic parts ahead of a projected rise in demand.
United Stationers Inc. (USTR) : The Deerfield, Illinois- based distributor of business products had first-quarter adjusted earnings of 45 cents a share, surpassing the 42-cent average projection of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
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