were among the
losers Tuesday, falling 8% after the grocery store chain warned that second-quarter earnings would fall below Wall Street forecasts.
The company expects earnings of 48 cents to 50 cents a share during the second quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had been expecting earnings of 57 cents a share. The company said softening sales across the company's operations hurt second-quarter results. "The sales environment has weakened since the first quarter as the impact of higher fuel prices continues to unfold across the consumer spending landscape," the company said.
For fiscal 2006, the company now expects earnings of $2.20 to $2.30 a share. Previously, the company forecast earnings of $2.30 to $2.45 a share. Analysts had been expecting earnings of $2.43 a share.
Finally, Supervalu said that it would sell 20 corporate retail stores in Pittsburgh. The company expects to take after-tax charges of about $38 million to $43 million, or 26 cents to 30 cents a share, during fiscal 2006. Most of the charges will be taken during the second quarter. Shares were trading down $2.71 to $32.23.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
rose 3% after the retailer posted second-quarter results that topped forecasts and raised full-year estimates above expectations. The company earned $5.3 million, or 37 cents a share, on sales of $98.6 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 33 cents a share, on sales of $96 million. A year ago the company earned $3.4 million, or 24 cents a share, on sales of $82 million.
Looking ahead, Jos. A. Bank now expects full-year earnings of at least $2.15 to $2.19 a share, up from previous guidance of at least $2.07 to $2.12 a share. Analysts are expecting earnings of $2.14 a share. Shares were trading up $1.30 to $42.82.
traded actively after the company filed a $150 million shelf registration statement with the
Securities and Exchange Commission
. The shelf registration, once it is declared effective, will allow FuelCell to sell debt securities, preferred stock and common stock from time to time during the next two years. Shares were recently trading up 26 cents, or 2%, to $11.21.
said early Monday that Hurricane Katrina forced the company to cancel one voyage and shorten two others. What's more, Carnival Cruise Lines has two vessels that are homeported out of New Orleans. As a result of the damage to New Orleans, Carnival said the two ships would not operate out of New Orleans for an extended period of time. One of the vessels will be relocated to Galveston, Texas, indefinitely. As a result of the hurricane-related events, Carnival expects that full-year earnings will be reduced by 1 cent to 3 cents a share, with most of the earnings impact occurring during the fourth quarter. Analysts are expecting full-year earnings of $2.71 a share. Shares were recently trading up 26 cents to $48.50.
rose 1% after the retailer of handbags and other leather goods reaffirmed first-quarter and full-year guidance. The company continues to expect first-quarter earnings of 25 cents a share on sales of at least $445 million. For the full year, the company expects earnings of at least $1.25 a share on sales of about $2.1 billion. Analysts are expecting first-quarter earnings of 25 cents a share on sales of $445.3 million and full-year earnings of $1.25 a share on sales of $2.11 billion. Shares were trading up 21 cents to $32.01.
NYSE volume leaders included
, up 6 cents to $25.39;
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, up 36 cents to $33.69;
( MOT), up 27 cents to $22.27;
, down 20 cents to $27.40;
, down $2.58 to $105.85;
, down 12 cents to $60.56; and
( LU), up 2 cents to $3.07.
volume leaders included
, up 40 cents to $18.12;
, up 33 cents to $25.61;
, up 19 cents to $27.21;
Sirius Satellite Radio
, up 2 cents to $6.89;
( ADRX), down $3.54 to $14.40;
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, up 10 cents to $13.49.