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Shares of Zumiez (ZUMZ) are rising more than 6% Friday after the specialty apparel retailer reported fiscal-second-quarter results ahead of analyst expectations. 

For the quarter ended Aug. 3 the Lynwood, Wash., company reported earnings of 36 cents a share as revenue rose 4.3% to $228.4 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 19 cents a share on sales of $224 million. 

The company also raised its full-year earnings guidance to between $2.10 and $2.20 a share, from its previous view of $1.84 to $1.94. Analysts are expecting the company to report earnings of $1.90 per share. 

"Despite tougher two-year stacked comparisons, we continued to experience strong full price selling ... in whatever channel the customer wants to experience us," CEO Rick Brooks said in a statement. 

The company said that the improved outlook was based on "better than anticipated trends and performance." Comparable-store sales rose 7.1% in August.