jumped 27% in after-hours trading Monday after the maker of flat-panel displays raised its sales and earnings projections for its recently ended fiscal first quarter.
Planar now expects sales for the quarter ended Dec. 31 to be $56 million to $57 million, and earnings to be 8 cents to 10 cents a share. In November, the Beaverton, Ore.-based company forecast sales of $50 million to $55 million and break-even earnings. The company attributed the raised forecast to better-than-anticipated sales of certain higher-margin display products to the industrial and medical segments. Planar shares rose $2.29 to $10.76 in after-hours trading.
fell in late trading after projecting 2006 earnings slightly below analysts' average estimate. The Overland Park, Kan.-based restaurant operator forecast earnings of $1.43 to $1.47 a share, excluding stock-compensation expense. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call predict earnings of $1.49 a share. For 2005, the company expects to report fourth-quarter earnings of 27 cents a share and fiscal-year earnings of $1.30 a share. Those projections are in line with the company's prior guidance and analyst projections. Separately, Applebee's announced plans to separate its chairman and chief executive positions this summer. Shares fell 80 cents, or 3.6%, to $21.69 in after-hours trading.
( JDAS) dropped 11% late Monday after the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based software company warned fourth-quarter results will miss Wall Street expectations. The company projected fourth-quarter earnings of 13 cents to 14 cents a share, well below analysts' average forecast of 21 cents a share. The company put its total revenue at $55 million, compared with analysts' forecast of $59 million. JDA said a "significant number" of deals slipped into 2006, leading to lower-than-expected software sales. Shares tumbled $1.95 to $15.23 in after-hours trading.
fell 5% in after-hours trading after the specialty pharmaceutical company issued a 2006 earnings forecast that was below analysts' expectations. The Chadds Ford, Pa., company sees earnings, before items, of $1.75 to $1.80 a share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.84 a share. Endo predicts sales of $860 million to $880 million, shy of Wall Street's target of $928 million. Endo shares slipped $1.68 to $29.75 in after-hours trading.
shares climbed after posting a big jump in first-quarter earnings. The San Diego-based household products maker said net income rose to $7.5 million, or 45 cents a share, from $5.6 million, or 34 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts, on average, had forecast earnings of 35 cents a share. Sales rose 11% to $62.7 million. For fiscal 2006, WD-40 predicted earnings of $1.45 to $1.65 a share, including stock options, and sales of $288 million to $299 million. Shares were up $2.63, or 9.6%, to $29.90 in recent after-hours trading.