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rose 3% after the semiconductor-equipment company lifted its fourth-quarter revenue guidance. For the period ending Sept. 30, the company now sees revenue of $151.9 million to $158.1 million. Previously, the company said it would post revenue of $135 million to $145 million. Analysts project revenue of $140.9 million.
"This increase is primarily the result of greater demand for the company's wire bonder equipment, with packaging materials' revenue slightly above its original forecast range," the company said. Shares were trading up 24 cents to $7.75.
slumped 10% after the maker of smart phones cut its first-quarter revenue forecast. The company now sees revenue of $354 million to $356 million, down from an earlier forecast of $380 million to $385 million. The company continues to see adjusted earnings of 18 cents to 19 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 19 cents a share on revenue of $382.9 million.
Palm blamed the revenue shortfall on lower-than-expected Treo smartphone volumes in carrier retail channels. "We will soon address the market dynamics responsible for our first-quarter revenue shortfall with two major product launches, one that improves our pricing position and both which extend our carrier relationships to global markets," the company said. Shares were trading down $1.58 to $13.95.
moved lower after the company slashed its fourth-quarter revenue forecast. The graphics-chip maker now sees revenue of about $520 million, well below its earlier view of $620 million to $660 million. Analysts project revenue of $642.1 million. The company, which is in the process of being acquired by
Advanced Micro Devices
, blamed the revenue outlook on lower sales of integrated chipsets based on
"While we anticipated a decline in future Intel-based chipset business following the announcement of the acquisition with AMD, the decrease occurred much sooner than we expected," ATI said. ATI was also hurt by lower-than-expected handheld revenue, which was caused by a supply chain adjustment by one of its major customers. Shares of ATI were recently trading down 9 cents to $21.31.
traded actively after the software company lifted its second-quarter earnings forecast and said it would cut 6% of its workforce. The company now sees adjusted second-quarter earnings above its previous forecast of 22 cents to 26 cents a share. Revenue, meanwhile, will be about $228 million, which is at the high end of its previous range of $220 million to $228 million. Analysts project earnings of 25 cents a share on revenue of $226.1 million.
As for the job cuts, the company said it expects savings of about $28 million annually and savings of about $13 million during the second half of its current fiscal year. "We had a good quarter, and, while a workforce reduction is difficult, we are determined to drive higher operating margin performance going forward," the company said. Shares were recently trading down 49 cents to $33.31.
Other technology movers included Intel, down 6 cents to $19.25;
, up 33 cents to $15.95;
, down 23 cents to $21.46;
, down 7 cents to $4.86;
, up $1.93 to $71.96;
, down 7 cents to $25.54;
, unchanged at $2.27;
, down 66 cents to $26.82; and
, up 6 cents to $16.49.