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Stocks to Watch: BlackBerry, Analog Devices

Joseph Woelfel

NEW YORK -- BlackBerry shares slipped 0.8% on Thursday to $14.44 despite surprising Wall Street with a fourth-quarter profit.

The smartphone maker earned 22 cents a share on revenue of $2.7 billion during the quarter. Analysts were looking for BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, to lose 29 cents a share on revenue of $2.84 billion.

The company said it shipped 6 million BlackBerry smartphones, including 1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones and 370,000 PlayBook tablets, during the quarter.

BlackBerry shares rose 22% in the first quarter.

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Analog Devices said CEO Jerald Fishman, 67, died following an apparent heart attack Thursday night.

The chipmaker said Friday that President Vincent Roche has been appointed CEO on an interim basis.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is forecast by Wall Street on Monday to report earnings of 98 cents a share on fourth-quarter revenue of $368.5 million.

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Cal-Maine Foods is forecast by Wall Street on Monday to report third-quarter earnings of $1.40 a share on revenue of $321.4 million.

Shoe Carnival is expected by analysts on Monday to post earnings of 16 cents a share in the fiscal first quarter on revenue of $210 million.

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Veeco Instruments is expected by analysts to report fourth-quarter profit of 10 cents a share on revenue of $105 million.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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