Updated from 11:09 a.m.
( ULTE) were among the
winners Tuesday, rising 33.1% after the company said it signed new contracts with eight large homebuilders.
The consumer electronics retailer now supplies -- and installs -- home theater, home networking, structured wiring, security and central vacuum equipment to more than 25 homebuilders, including the top five builders in the U.S., the company said. Shares traded up 76 cents to $3.06.
( STGS) rose 3.3% after Standard & Poor's announced that the department store retailer would be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Tuesday. Stage Stores will replace
, which was acquired by
( TOC). Shares traded up $1.31 to $40.81.
HCC Insurance Holdings
fell 2.9% after the company said it would sell 3 million common shares to raise money for general corporate purposes. Citigroup Global Markets led the underwriting syndicate. Shares traded down 99 cents to $33.14.
( HOTT) fell 13.1% after the retailer cut fourth-quarter earnings estimates and said November same-store sales fell 8%. Fourth-quarter earnings are now expected to be between 37 cents and 43 cents a share, down from previous guidance of 49 cents to 52 cents a share. While the company's music-related and women's tops categories maintained strong positive comps, Hot Topic's accessories category has not performed as anticipated, it said. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call are expecting fourth-quarter earnings of 48 cents a share on sales of $220.5 million. Shares traded down $2.47 to $16.37.
United Natural Foods
rose 9.2% after the natural foods distributor posted first-quarter results that topped expectations. The company earned 24 cents a share on sales of $477.5 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 23 cents a share on sales of $463.1 million. Looking ahead, United expects 2005 earnings of 95 cents to $1 a share on sales of $1.9 billion to $2 billion. Previously, it expected earnings of 93 cents to 97 cents a share on sales of $1.9 billion to $2 billion. Shares traded up $2.38 to $28.13.
fell 8.7% after the company turned in first-quarter results that missed analysts' expectations. The maker of filtration systems earned $27.4 million, or 31 cents a share, on sales of $372.9 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 33 cents a share on sales of $375.5 million. A year ago Donaldson earned $25.6 million, or 28 cents a share, on sales of $328.2 million. A spike in steel prices in August and higher interest expenses hurt first-quarter results, the company said. Shares traded down $2.97 to $31.
volume leaders included
, up 44 cents to $27.77;
( LU), down 6 cents to $3.93;
, up 24 cents to $3.88;
, down $1.09 to $52.06;
( NT), up 5 cents to $3.47; and
, up 6 cents to $35.36.
Nasdaq volume leaders included
Sirius Satellite Radio
, down 6 cents to $6.63;
, down 68 cents to $22.38;
, up 4 cents to $26.81;
, up 4 cents to $5.55; and
, down 19 cents to $18.75.