Shares of

Bristol West

( BRW) were among the

NYSE's

winners Friday, soaring 36% after the auto insurer agreed to be acquired by Farmers Group, a subsidiary of

Zurich Financial Services

, for about $712 million in cash.

The deal price works out to $22.50 a share, representing a 39% premium to Bristol's closing price of $16.21 on Thursday. "Adding Bristol's non-standard auto insurance business as an additional product line in the Farmers platform is a great fit and contributes to increase our reach," Farmers said. "Their innovative product capabilities combined with Farmers distribution breadth and focus on operational excellence, will benefit the Exchanges, our customers, our agents and all Farmers stakeholders."

As part of the agreement, Bristol will be allowed to solicit other bidders until March 31. If another deal is reached, though, Bristol would have to pay Farmers a break-up fee of $14 million. If Bristol accepts another deal after March 31, it would have to pay Farmers a break-up fee of $21 million. Shares of Bristol were recently trading up $5.81 to $22.02.

Gap

(GPS) - Get Report

fell 3% after the retailer posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results but issued 2007 earnings guidance that fell below expectations. The company earned $219 million, or 27 cents a share, on revenue of $4.93 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $4.87 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $337 million, or 39 cents a share, on revenue of $4.82 billion.

Looking ahead, Gap sees 2007 adjusted earnings of 80 cents to 90 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of $1 a share. Shares were trading down 65 cents to $18.38.

Shares of

Pall

(PLL) - Get Report

rose 7% after the maker of filtration systems posted better-than-expected second-quarter results and upped its 2007 outlook. For the period ended Jan. 31, the company earned $55.8 million, or 45 cents a share, on revenue of $544.9 million. Excluding items, the company earned $53.4 million, or 43 cents a share.

Analysts expected earnings of 33 cents a share on revenue of $523.4 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $32.4 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $478.4 million. Excluding items, the company earned $35 million, or 28 cents a share, during the year-earlier quarter.

Looking ahead, Pall now sees 2007 earnings of more than its previous forecast of $1.45 to $1.60 a share. Analysts project earnings of $1.58 a share. Shares were trading up $2.53 to $37.05.

Kohl's

(KSS) - Get Report

rose 5% after the retailer posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and issued in-line 2007 earnings guidance. For the quarter ended Feb. 3, the company earned $484.6 million, or $1.48 a share, on revenue of $5.43 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.43 a share on revenue of $5.42 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $374.9 million, or $1.08 a share, on revenue of $4.65 billion.

Looking ahead, Kohl's sees 2007 earnings of $3.68 to $3.84 a share on revenue growth of 9% to 11%, or revenue of $16.94 billion to $17.25 billion. Analysts project earnings of $3.82 a share on revenue of $17.4 billion. Shares were trading up $3.55 to $71.08.

Shares of

World Fuel Services

(INT) - Get Report

fell 8% after the fuel provider turned in mixed fourth-quarter results. The company earned $17.3 million, or 60 cents a share, on revenue of $2.62 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 60 cents a share on revenue of $2.83 billion. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $12 million, or 42 cents a share, on revenue of $2.53 billion. Shares were trading down $3.63 to $41.69.

NYSE volume leaders included

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

, down 30 cents to $14.49;

Ford

(F) - Get Report

, down 3 cents to $7.74;

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

, up 1 cent to $25.05;

Mylan Labs

(MYL) - Get Report

, down 38 cents to $19.88;

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

, unchanged at $35;

Domtar

( DTC), up 21 cents to $8.53;

Nokia

(NOK) - Get Report

, down 22 cents to $21.31; and

Sprint Nextel

(S) - Get Report

, up 22 cents to $20.17.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, down 11 cents to $19.48;

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

, up 24 cents to $23.25;

Sirius Satellite Radio

(SIRI) - Get Report

, up 1 cent to $3.63;

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, down 15 cents to $25.70;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, up 2 cents to $6.06;

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

, down 3 cents to $28.06; and

Apple

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, up 7 cents to $87.13.