Thursday's Small-Cap Winners & Losers
Jakks Pacific (JAKK) was one of Thursday's small-cap winners, as the Malibu, Calif.-based toy company posted a rise in third-quarter earnings. Jakks also reaffirmed its 2006 guidance of $2.32 a share and sales of about $775 million. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $2.14 a share and $734.1 million in sales. Shares were trading up $3.14, or 17.3%, to $21.34.
Horizon Lines (HRZ) surged after the Charlotte, N.C.-based shipping company raised its third-quarter and full-year guidance. The company now expects third-quarter earnings of $1.57 to $1.59 a share, up from earlier guidance of 40 cents to 42 cents a share. For the full year, the company anticipates a profit of $2.13 to $2.18 a share, up from an original forecast of 85 cents to 90 cents. Wall Street is looking for earnings of 42 cents a share in the quarter and 90 cents for the year. Shares were rising $1.73, or 9.3%, to $20.41.
Consumer Portfolio Services (CPSS) gained after the Irvine, Calif.-based consumer-finance company reported a boost in third-quarter earnings. The company posted income of $4.3 million, or 18 cents a share, compared with $1.4 million, or 6 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue jumped 49.3% over a year ago to $73.7 million. Shares climbed 9.9% to $6.65.
Cosi (COSI) plummeted after the Deerfield, Ill.-based restaurant chain warned that it expected a third-quarter and full-year loss, citing a drop in comparable-restaurant sales and a decline in customer frequency. Cosi said third-quarter revenue totaled $33 million compared with $30.8 million a year ago. Shares sank $1.10, or nearly 20%, to $4.51.Hypercom (HYC) sank after the Phoenix-based company, which makes electronic-payment products, warned on its third-quarter results. The company said it expects income to be at or close to breakeven and revenue to be between $56 million and $58 million. Wall Street is looking for earnings of 6 cents a share and revenue of $66.7 million. Shares tumbled $1.43, or 18.4%, to $6.33.
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