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Shares of


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were among the


winners Friday, rising 7% after the home-appliance and electronics retailer posted second-quarter earnings that topped forecasts by a penny a share.

For the period ended July 31, the company earned $8.5 million, or 35 cents a share, on revenue of $182.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 34 cents a share on revenue of $183.2 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $9.6 million, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $164.6 million.

Looking ahead, Conn's continues to see full-year earnings of $1.60 to $1.75 a share. Analysts project earnings of $1.65 a share, on average. Shares were trading up $1.52 to $22.13.

Shares of

Charlotte Russe

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fell 5% after the young-women's clothing retailer priced its 5 million-share stock offering.

The shares were priced at $26.25 each, representing a 4% discount to Thursday's closing price of $27.44. All of the shares are being offered by shareholders affiliated with Saunders Karp & Megrue Partners. Shareholders also granted underwriters a 30-day option to buy an additional 750,000 shares. The underwriting syndicate was led by Goldman Sachs. Shares were trading down $1.33 to $26.11.



slid 7% after the automaker cut its full-year earnings forecast. The company now sees 2006 operating profit of $6.4 billion, well below its previous view of $7.7 billion. The company blamed the earnings cut on a bigger-than-expected loss at its Chrysler Group unit. "The Chrysler Group is facing a difficult market environment in the United States with excess inventory, non-competitive legacy costs for employees and retirees, continuing high fuel prices and a strong shift in demand toward smaller vehicles," the company said. Shares were trading down $3.92 to $48.98.

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Shares of

Illinois Tools Works

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fell modestly after the diversified manufacturer lowered its third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates. The company now sees earnings of 78 cents to 80 cents a share, down from an earlier forecast of 78 cents to 82 cents a share. The company now predicts revenue growth of 3% to 4%, down from an earlier view of 4% to 6%. Analysts project earnings of 81 cents a share on revenue of $3.56 billion.

"While base revenue growth benefited from relatively strong international and North American end-market demand in a number of the company's manufacturing-related businesses, the North American new housing market weakened in August," the company said. "The company expects some additional weakness in this market in September and in the fourth quarter."

For the full year, the company now sees earnings of $3.03 to $3.07 a share on revenue growth of 4.4% to 5.2%. Previously, the company predicted earnings of $3.03 to $3.11 a share on revenue growth of 4.7% to 5.7%. Analysts project earnings of $3.08 a share on revenue of $14.1 billion. Shares were trading down 2 cents to $44.65.


volume leaders included


(F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report

, down $1.10 to $7.99;

General Electric

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, up 20 cents to $34.98;


(PFE) - Get Pfizer Inc. Report

, up 9 cents to $28.29;

Exxon Mobil

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, down 20 cents to $64.51;



, up 46 cents to $24.96;


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, up 21 cents to $49.50;

Time Warner


, up 9 cents to $17; and

Lucent Technologies


, down 3 cents to $2.31.

Nasdaq volume leaders included


(MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report

, up 56 cents to $26.89;


(INTC) - Get Intel Corporation (INTC) Report

, up 9 cents to $19.87;

Cisco Systems

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, up 6 cents to $22.76;

Sun Microsystems

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, up 4 cents to $5.27;


(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

, down 15 cents to $16.32;

Sirius Satellite Radio

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, up 3 cents to $4.06; and

Level 3 Communications


, up 10 cents to $5.03.