Equity Movers: Agency, Sony, VeriSign

Adept Technology, Agency.com, DDi, InfoSpace, Maxim Integrated Products, Sony and VeriSign are among the companies expected to move in the markets Thursday.

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The following is a list of technology companies that may move in the markets, Thursday, Oct. 26.

Adept Technology (ADTK): The maker of automation software said it earned 6 cents a share in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, excluding amortization of goodwill and other merger-related costs, compared with a 15-cent loss a year earlier. Adept rose 44 cents, or about 1 percent, to $33.69.

Agency.com (ACOM): The Internet consulting company announced cash earnings per share of 7 cents, a penny above analyst expectations. One year ago the company reported a pro forma cash loss of 13 cents per share. Shares of Agency were unchanged at $11.63.

DDi (DDIC): The maker of printed circuit boards said it had third-quarter earnings of 33 cents a share, excluding certain items, more than the 27-cent average estimate of five analysts surveyed by First Call/Thomson Financial. Shares of DDi were unchanged at $40.06.

InfoSpace (INSP): The seller of Internet content said it earned 3 cents a share, excluding amortization, acquisition-related expenses and other charges. It was expected to break even on a per-share basis, according to analysts surveyed by First Call. Shares of InfoSpace rose $2.88, or 14 percent, to $23.19.

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM): The maker of semiconductor chips told analysts in a conference call Wednesday to expect quarter-to-quarter revenue growth of about 7 percent, down from the 12 percent it had been achieving. The company said it earned 29 cents a share in the fiscal first quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of analysts polled by First Call. Shares of Maxim rose 75 cents, or about 1 percent, to $57.94.

Sony (SNE): The electronics giant said its net profit totaled $183.2 million (19.82 billion yen), compared with $430.6 million in the year-earlier period. That was well below the $296.2 million to $388.7 million analysts had expected. Shares of Sony were unchanged at $95.06.

VeriSign (VRSN): The maker of data-encryption software reported a net loss of $1.34 billion, or $6.78 a share, compared with net income of $1.57 million, or 1 cent a share, in the year-earlier period. Excluding expenses related to acquisitions, the company said it earned $38.4 million, or 18 cents a share, beating the 6-cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by First Call. VeriSign fell $20.88, or about 12 percent, to $147.44.