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NutriSystem soars after blowing by Wall Street's earnings targets.
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NutriSystem

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surged in late trading Monday after the weight management and fitness products company blew by Wall Street's first-quarter expectations. The company reported income of $22.3 million, or 60 cents a share, compared with $3.22 million, or 10 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue soared to $146.8 million from $37.4 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were looking for earnings of 40 cents a share and revenue of $125.1 million.

For the second quarter, NutriSystem forecast revenue of $118 million to $122 million, above Wall Street's forecast of $105 million. The company sees earnings of 44 cents to 46 cents a share, or 47 cents to 49 cents excluding the effects of share-based expense. Analysts were looking for 35 cents for the quarter. For the full year, the company sees revenue of $490 million to $510 million. Earnings are targeted at $1.80 and $1.90 a share, or between $1.90 and $2.00 excluding the effects of share-based expense. Analysts target revenue of $425 million and earnings of $1.38 a share. NutriSystem shares gained $13.60, or 27%, to $64.30 after hours.

YRC Worldwide

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shares rose after the transportation company beat Wall Street's tempered first-quarter earnings expectations. The company reported income of $42.1 million, or 71 cents a share, down from a profit of $49.9 million, or 96 cents a share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings, which exclude certain property disposals, were 72 cents a share. Revenue increased 41% to $2.37 billion. The results were above YRC's lowered guidance last month, which called for earnings of 65 cents to 70 cents a share. Analysts were looking for earnings of 68 cents a share and revenue of $2.32 billion.

For the second quarter, YRC projected earnings of $1.45 and $1.50 a share, above analysts' forecast of $1.39. For the full year 2006, the company sees revenue of roughly $10 billion and earnings between $5.65 and $5.85 a share, including 10 cents a share in dilution from convertible debt. Analysts predict earnings of $5.16 a share and revenue of $10 billion. Shares gained $2.98, or 7.6%, to $42.08 after hours.

CNet Networks

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shares slipped after the media company's tepid revenue and lowered guidance overshadowed a narrower-than-expected loss. The company reported a first-quarter loss of $1.1 million, or 1 cent a share, reversing a year-earlier profit of $383,000, or less than 1 cent a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had an average estimate for a loss of 2 cents a share, while CNet's own guidance had called for a loss of 2 cents to 4 cents a share. The company's revenue rose to $83.4 million from $71.2 million, shy of Wall Street's estimate of $86 million and at the low end of CNet's February projection of $83 million to $87 million.

For the second quarter, CNet forecast revenue of $88.5 million to $92 million, below analysts' projection of $95 million. The company expects earnings to range from break-even to 2 cents a share, including 3 cents to 4 cents in stock-option costs. Analysts had forecast earnings of 4 cents a share, including stock options. CNet lowered its full-year revenue projection to $386 million to $403 million from a prior range of $395 million to $407 million. The company now sees 2006 earnings of 18 cents to 23 cents a share, including 13 cents to 14 cents in stock-option expense. CNet's prior guidance called for EPS of 18 cents to 25 cents, while analysts predict earnings of 23 cents. Shares dropped $1.06, or 8%, to $12.21 in late trading.

Zoran

(ZRAN)

shares rose after the integrated circuits company's first-quarter results and second-quarter guidance topped Wall Street's expectation. Zoran's earnings rose to $20.8 million, or 43 cents a share, from $18.8 million, or 43 cents a share, a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excluded items, was $13.9 million, or 28 cents a share. Revenue rose to $142.2 million from $73.9 million last year. Analysts anticipated adjusted earnings of 12 cents a share on $104.3 million in revenue.

Looking ahead, Zoran forecast second-quarter revenue of $118 million to $120 million and net earnings ranging from break-even to 2 cents a share. The company sees adjusted earnings of 26 cents to 29 cents a share. Analysts predict earnings of 18 cents a share and revenue of $113.8 million. Shares gained $2.96, or 13%, to $25.59 after hours.

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Atheros Communications

(ATHR)

jumped after the wireless chipset maker beat analysts' first-quarter earnings expectations. The company posted earnings of $6.8 million, or 13 cents a share, up from $1.7 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts expected earnings of 11 cents a share. Revenue rose 15% to $61.1 million, exceeding Wall Street's target of $58.43 million. Atheros also said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire ZyDAS Technology, a privately held Taiwan-based fabless chip design company, in a deal valued around $23 million. Atheros Shares gained $2.61, or 10%, to $27.65 after hours Monday.