* ChevronTexaco Corp. – the oil company said after-tax pension expenses in the first quarter will be $40mio higher than in the fourth quarter of 2002.
* CMS Energy Corp. – the energy-services provider said it obtained a $140mio loan from Beal bank of Dallas for its Consumer Energy Corp. subsidiary, Michigan’s largest utility.
* International Business Machines Corp. – The company’s software sales may be hurt because of the war in Iraq, according to Thomas Weisel Partners analyst David Grossman. Grossman cut his first-quarter forecasts to 76c a share from 79c.
* Johnson&Johnson – the drugmaker isn’t responsible for the death of a man who took the company’s Propulsid heartburn medication , a jury concluded.
* Prudential Financial – the life insurer agreed to buy fund-management arms of South Korea’s Hyundai Group for about $400mio.
* Sprint Corp. – AT&T Corp. sued the long-distance phone company and two other rivals, saying they are stealing calls intended for AT&T operators.
* WD-40 Co. - rose as high as $22.70 after hours(vs. regular close of $21.65) after saying Q2 rose to $0.49 vs. USD0.41 a year earlier.