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Equity Movers: CA, Handspring, Oracle

Calico Commerce, Carrier Access, Computer Associates, Handspring, Oracle and United Airlines are expected to move the markets today.

    The following is a list of technology companies that may move in today's markets, Wednesday, Oct. 4.

    Calico Commerce (CLIC): The e-business software company said it expects to report a loss of 33 cents to 43 cents a share for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Analysts polled by First Call/Thomson Financial predicted the company would lose 15 cents per share. Shares of Calico fell $2.06, or almost 40 percent, to $3.13.

    Carrier Access (CACS): The telecommunications equipment maker said it expects to report third-quarter earnings of 15 cents to 18 cents a share, less than the 32 cents predicted by analysts polled by First Call. Shares of Carrier Access fell $9.81, or 47 percent, to $11.06.

    Computer Associates International (CA): The business software maker said yesterday it expects fiscal second-quarter earnings will fall slightly short of analysts' expectations. The company said it expects to earn 50 cents to 54 cents a share, compared to the consensus estimate of 56 cents per share of analysts surveyed by First Call. Shares of CA rose $1.81, or about 7 percent, to $26.25.

    Handspring (HAND): The maker of handheld computers said yesterday it will start selling its Visor product in Asia. Shares of Handspring fell 69 cents, or about 1 percent, to $51.50.

    Oracle (ORCL): The software maker said yesterday that sales of its flagship database software will pick up next year, later than some analysts had expected. Shares of Oracle fell $6.53, or about 9 percent, to $62.97.

    United Airlines (UAL): The airline said yesterday it will install wireless Internet access in its lounges and waiting areas. Shares of United Airlines fell 44 cents, or 1 percent, to $42.