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Orbital Sciences, Facebook, Hershey in focus

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Hershey Co., Kraft Foods Group Inc., and Visa Inc.

Orbital Sciences: ORB, +2.91% : A rocket built by the company for NASA exploded on takeoff late Tuesday, destroying an unmanned spacecraft bound for the international space station.

Hershey HSY, +0.73% is projected to report third-quarter earnings of $1.08 a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.

Kraft Foods KRFT, +0.58% is forecast to report third-quarter earnings of 74 cents a share.

Visa V, +1.55% is expected to post fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $2.10 a share.

Baidu Inc. BIDU, +4.11% is likely to report third-quarter earnings of $1.69 a share.

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. DWA, +3.26% is projected to post third-quarter earnings of 5 cents a share.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT, +6.31% is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 70 cents a share.

MetLife Inc. MET, +1.28% is forecast to post earnings of $1.38 a share in the third quarter.

Phillips 66 PSX, +2.72% is likely to report earnings of $1.69 a share in the third quarter.

Ralph Lauren Corp. RL, -0.27% is projected to report fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.05 a share.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. TTWO, +4.52% is expected to post a loss of 59 cents a share in the second quarter.

After Tuesday’s closing bell, Facebook Inc. FB, -7.53% said its third-quarter earnings rose 90% on the back of strong mobile advertising. The social media company also said its monthly active users grew to 1.35 billion from 1.32 billion in the second quarter and 1.19 billion a year earlier.

Electronic Arts Inc. EA, +1.65% reported it swung to a second-quarter profit of $3 million, or a penny a share, versus a loss of $273 million, or 89 cents a share, a year ago, thanks to strong appetite for videogames for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN, +0.86% said its third-quarter earnings rose to $191.4 million, or $1.88 a share, from $182 million, or $1.79 a share, a year ago. On an adjusted basis, the casino operator would have earned $1.95 a share, ahead of the $1.83 a share forecast by analysts in a FactSet survey.

Gilead Sciences Inc. GILD, +0.76% reported third-quarter earnings of $2.73 billion, or $1.67 a share, versus $788.6 million, or 47 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding items, adjusted per-share earnings were $1.84, below the FactSet consensus analyst estimate of $1.92.

Sue Chang