Shares of

Harman International Industries

(HAR)

were among the

NYSE's

winners Thursday, rising 21% after the stereo equipment company posted fourth-quarter results that easily topped Wall Street forecasts.

The company earned $70.2 million, or $1.01 a share, on sales of $808 million. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 95 cents a share on sales of $792.8 million. A year ago the company earned $53 million, or 76 cents a share, on sales of $732 million.

Looking ahead, Harman International now expects first-quarter earnings of 64 cents a share, up from previous guidance of 56 cents a share. Analysts had been expecting earnings of 63 cents a share. For all of fiscal 2006, the company expects earnings of $3.80 a share, up from previous guidance of $3.75 a share, and three cents ahead of analysts' expectations. Shares were trading up $17.50 to $99.60.

Limited Brands

(LTD)

fell 6% after the specialty retailer reported second-quarter results that beat expectations but forecast third-quarter earnings that were weaker than expected. The company earned $113.1 million, or 27 cents a share, on sales of $2.29 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of 24 cents a share on sales of $2.25 billion. A year ago the company posted adjusted earnings of $137.3 million, or 29 cents a share, on sales of $2.21 billion. Looking ahead, Limited Brands forecast third-quarter earnings of 1 cent a share to a loss of a penny a share. Analysts had been expecting earnings of 6 cents a share. Shares were trading down $1.28 to $22.

Shares of

Flower Foods

(FLO) - Get Report

rose 9% after the marketer of packaged bakery goods reported second-quarter results that were better than expected. The company earned $17.7 million, or 28 cents a share, on sales of $405.3 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 27 cents a share on sales of $388.3 million. A year ago the company earned $15 million, or 22 cents a share, on sales of $360.7 million. Looking ahead, Flower Foods now expects full-year sales of $1.68 billion to $1.7 billion, up from previous guidance of $1.65 billion to $1.68 billion. Earnings are still expected to be 3.75% to 4% of sales. Analysts are expecting earnings of $1.05 a share on sales of $1.68 billion. Shares were trading up $2.31 to $26.99.

Stein Mart

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rose 4% after the discount clothing retailer posted second-quarter earnings that topped forecasts. The company earned $11.6 million, or 26 cents a share, on sales of $337.1 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 23 cents a share on sales of $339.4 million. A year ago the company earned $5.7 million, or 13 cents a share, on sales of $320.6 million. Looking ahead, Stein Mart forecast third-quarter earnings of 3 cents to 5 cents a share. Analysts are expecting earnings of 3 cents a share. Shares were trading up 85 cents to $23.69.

Shares of

Claire's Stores

( CLE) fell 3% after the company posted second-quarter results that were better than expected but forecast third-quarter earnings that are a penny short of expectations. The specialty retailer earned $35.5 million, or 36 cents a share, on sales of $325 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 34 cents a share on sales of $322.5 million. A year ago the company earned $32.7 million, or 33 cents a share, on sales of $305.2 million. Looking ahead, Claire's forecast third-quarter earnings of $27 million to $30 million, or 27 cents to 30 cents a share, on sales of $308 million to $314 million. Analysts had been expecting earnings of 31 cents a share on sales of $312.8 million. Shares were trading down 84 cents to $23.64.

NYSE volume leaders included

Altria Group

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, up $2.05 to $69.91;

Nortel Networks

( NT), down 9 cents to $3.09;

Hewlett-Packard

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, down 32 cents to $26.50;

Six Flags

( PKS), up $1.03 to $6.52;

Lucent Technologies

( LU), down 1 cent to $2.82;

Salesforce.com

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, down $2.20 to $20;

Pfizer

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, down 7 cents to $26.09; and

Exxon Mobil

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, down 10 cents to $58.08.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Cisco Systems

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, down 8 cents to $17.76;

Intel

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, down 21 cents to $25.88;

Myogen

( MYOG), up $9.09 to $22.63;

Sirius Satellite Radio

(SIRI) - Get Report

, down 11 cents to $6.45;

Microsoft

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, down 8 cents to $26.87;

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

, down 11 cents to $18.11; and

Oracle

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, down 10 cents to $13.14.