Stocks in Motion: Travelzoo

The online publisher gets smacked around following its quarterly earnings report.
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Shares of

Travelzoo

(TZOO) - Get Report

were among the

Nasdaq's

losers Tuesday, falling 19.4% after the online publisher's first-quarter numbers fell below expectations.

The travel-services company posted a profit of $1.8 million, or 10 cents a share, on sales of $11.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 14 cents a share on sales of $12.5 million. First-quarter earnings included a $984,000 charge related to cash payments made to former shareholders who failed to submit requests for shares in the company within the required time period, it said. A year ago the company earned $1 million, or 5 cents a share, on sales of $6.5 million. Shares traded down $8.98 to $37.32.

Pepsi Bottling Group

(PBG)

rose 9.9% after the company's first quarter topped expectations. The maker and distributor of Pepsi drinks posted earnings of $39 million, or 15 cents a share, on sales of $2.15 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of 12 cents a share on sales of $2.12 billion. A year ago the company earned $50 million, or 19 cents a share, on sales of $2.07 billion. Looking ahead, Pepsi Bottling reaffirmed its 2005 pro forma earnings guidance, saying it expects earnings, excluding the impact of a 53rd week, of $1.78 to $1.84 a share. Including the 53rd week, the company expects earnings of $1.80 to $1.87 a share. Analysts are expecting earnings of $1.80 a share on sales of $11.4 billion. Shares traded up $2.69 to $29.74.

Shares of

Gannett

(GCI) - Get Report

rose 1.5% after the company missed first-quarter earnings estimates by a penny. The newspaper publisher posted earnings of $265.7 million, or $1.05 a share, on sales of $1.79 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.06 a share on sales of $1.79 billion. A year ago the company earned $274.4 million, or $1 a share, on sales of $1.73 billion. Shares traded up $1.19 to $80.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

(RRGBE)

fell 1.8% after the company raised its first-quarter earnings estimate but said that full-year sales would fall short of expectations. The restaurant operator now expects first-quarter earnings of 46 cents to 47 cents a share on sales of $141 million to $142 million. Previously, the company expected earnings of 42 cents to 43 cents a share on sales of $140 million to $142 million. Reduced marketing expenses and headcount led to the revised outlook. For 2005, Red Robin expects earnings of $1.73 to $1.75 a share on sales of $491 million to $495 million. The earnings estimate includes a charge of 5 cents a share, which is related to the way the company accounts for certain leases. Previously, the company expected earnings of $1.75 to $1.77 a share on sales of $490 million to $495 million. Analysts are expecting earnings of $1.79 a share on sales of $500.1 million. Shares traded down 95 cents to $52.53.

Shares of

Mossimo

(MOSS)

rose 24.7% after the company's founder offered to take the company private. CEO Mossimo Giannulli, who owns about 65% of the stock, said he would buy out remaining shareholders for $4 a share in cash. Giannulli also told the board that he would not consider any other deals involving his interest in the company. The deal, if accepted, would represent a 20% premium to Monday's closing price of $3.32. Shares traded up 82 cents to $4.14.

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, up 14 cents to $60.43;

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, up 42 cents to $26.88; and

American International Group

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, up $1.10 to $53.20.

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, up 10 cents to $23.22;

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, up 35 cents to $25.32;

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, down 31 cents to $33.66;

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, up 9 cents to $12.49;

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, up 1 cent to $4.06; and

Apple Computer

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, up 74 cents to $42.66.