Updated from 11:40 a.m. EDT

Shares of


(LEN) - Get Report

were among the


winners Wednesday, rising 10.9% after the company posted solid fourth-quarter earnings that easily outpaced estimates.

The homebuilder earned $379.7 million, or $2.29 a share, on sales of $3.6 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of $2.21 a share on sales of $3.73 billion. Looking ahead, Lennar now expects 2005 earnings of $6.90 a share, up from previous guidance of $6.60 a share. Analysts had been expecting earnings of $6.29 a share. The company said its position in land-constrained markets, its $5.1 billion backlog and strong balance sheet liquidity led to the upbeat 2005 outlook. Shares traded up $5.52 to $56.35.

Winnebago Industries

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rose slightly after the company posted in-line-first-quarter earnings on sales that were weaker than expected. The recreational vehicle maker earned 57 cents a share on sales of $266.1 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 57 cents a share on sales of $288.6 million. Winnebago said the quarter was helped by a lower tax rate, while hurricanes and severe weather conditions in the Southeastern region of the U.S. negatively affected first-quarter motor-home deliveries. Shares traded up 3 cents to $39.45.

Shares of

Best Buy

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rose 5% after the company posted third-quarter earnings that beat expectations by a penny. The consumer electronics retailer earned 45 cents a share on sales of $6.65 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of 44 cents a share on sales of $6.67 billion. Looking ahead, Best Buy forecast fourth-quarter earnings of $1.56 to $1.66 a share, in line with expectations. As for sales, the company said its best days are still ahead. "Of course, we believe that our highest volumes are still ahead of us, and consumers seem to shop later every year. We currently expect a comparable-store sales gain of 3% to 5% for both fiscal December and the fourth quarter," the company said. Analysts are expecting fourth-quarter sales of $9.3 billion, which would represent a 10% improvement vs. year-ago results. Shares traded up $2.82 to $58.86.

Despite posting a decline in fourth-quarter earnings and sales, shares of

Integrated Electrical Services

( IES) rose modestly on Wednesday. The company posted a loss of $134.4 million, or $3.46 a share, on sales of $356.9 million. A year ago the company earned $7.3 million, or 19 cents a share, on sales of $380.9 million. Sales were affected by weaker performance in the company's commercial and industrial segments. Shares traded up 5 cents to $3.90.

Shares of

Charles River Laboratories International

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fell 5.2% after the company reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook but warned that earnings would come in at the low end of the company's guidance. Excluding items, the company, which breeds animals for use in drug research, said that it expects earnings of 46 cents to 48 cents a share, "although due to sales mix and higher-than-anticipated expenses including merger integration costs, earnings will be at the low end of the range," it said. Sales are expected to grow by 44% to 47%, which would imply fourth-quarter sales of $224.7 million to $229.4 million. Analysts are expecting fourth-quarter earnings of 47 cents a share on sales of $230.3 million. Shares traded down $2.44 to $44.31.

NYSE volume leaders included


( LU), down 4 cents to $3.60;


( FON), down $1.08 to $24.02;


( NT), down 17 cents to $3.52;


(PFE) - Get Report

, up 99 cents to $28.32;

Hilton Hotels

(HLT) - Get Report

, up 27 cents to $22.11; and

Time Warner


, unchanged at $19.38.


volume leaders included

Sirius Satellite Radio

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, down 30 cents to $7.65;


(MSFT) - Get Report

, down 12 cents to $27.11;

Nextel Communications

( NXTL), down $1.29 to $28.70;


(ORCL) - Get Report

, down 14 cents to $14.09;


(INTC) - Get Report

, down 10 cents to $23.14; and


(CSCO) - Get Report

, up 12 cents to $19.40.