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By Chelsea Bellows, MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Among stocks likely seeing active trading in Wednesday's regular session are Blockbuster Inc., Chiron Corp. and Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc.

Blockbuster /zigman2/quotes/205978721/composite BBI -4.68% is seen posting a fourth-quarter profit of 4 cents a share and Hibbett Sporting Goods /zigman2/quotes/201173500/composite HIBB -2.90% is seen posting a fourth-quarter profit of 32 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.

Chiron /zigman2/quotes/202644800/composite CHIR +3.30% said late Tuesday it plans to restate 2004 earnings as part of an internal audit conducted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. See full story.

Wednesday's watch list

Applied Digital Solutions reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.2 million, or 24 cents a share, vs. a loss of $23.3 million, or 59 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue was $31.4 million vs. $24.7 million. It said excluding non-cash charges of about $11.5 million, its loss was $1.7 million.

American Tower Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200890312/composite AMT +1.94% , a communication tower operator, is seen posting a fourth-quarter loss of 17 cents a share.

Cablevision Systems said it reached a deal with its founder Charles Dolan to keep the Voom satellite business going at least for the rest of this month. See full story.

Comcast Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite CMCSA +0.35% and Motorola Inc. finalized a $1 billion agreement, the largest set-top box purchase in Comcast's history. See full story.

Geac Computer Corp. said third-quarter earnings rose 116 percent to $29.7 million, or 34 cents a share, from $13.8 million, or 16 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue was $113.9 million vs. $116.2 million. See After Hours column.

Gymboree Corp. , a children's clothing retailer, is seen posting a fourth-quarter profit of 19 cents a share.

Homestore Inc. , an online real estate listing service, is seen posting a fourth-quarter loss of 1 cent a share.

Hughes Supply Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as its sales topped $1 billion on higher construction- and manufacturing-driven demand. See full story.

International Securities Exchange's initial public offering of 10 million shares priced at $18 a share, raising $180 million. The pricing came in at the top end of the expected $16 to $18 range. The New York-based company is due to begin trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Kerr-McGee said its board approved the repurchase of $1 billion of its common stock. It also said the board rejected the Icahn Group's proposal because it was not in the best interest of its shareholders. See full story.

Lions Gate Entertainment said it will release several video games based on its movies for Sony's PlayStation Portable handheld device. See full story.

Martek Biosciences Corp. is seen posting a first-quarter profit of 23 cents a share.

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