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Shares of

Evergreen Solar

( ESLR) were among the


winners Tuesday, rising 8% after the maker of solar products received a four-year contract from Germany's

S.A.G. Solarstrom


The deal calls for Evergreen to ship about $100 million worth of solar-cell modules to the company over the next four years. "In this environment of surging demand for solar products, we believe this will be a strong, mutually beneficial relationship for our two companies," Evergreen said. The company's shares were trading up $1.13 to $15.22.

TRW Automotive


rose 9% after the maker of vehicle safety equipment posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. The company earned $59 million, or 57 cents a share, on sales of $3.14 billion. The results included a reduction to the company's legal reserves, which contributed $18 million, or 17 cents a share, to earnings. Without the reduction in reserves, the company earned $41 million, or 40 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 33 cents a share and sales of $3.13 billion. During the year-earlier quarter, the company recorded a loss of $62 million, or 63 cents a share, on sales of $3.19 billion. Excluding items, the company earned $34 million, or 34 cents a share, during the year-earlier quarter.

Looking ahead, TRW Automotive sees first-quarter adjusted earnings of 55 cents to 70 cents a share on sales of about $3.3 billion. The guidance includes pre-tax restructuring costs of about $9 million, but excludes a loss on the retirement of debt. Analysts project earnings of 49 cents a share, with sales of $3.37 billion. TRW shares were trading up $2.27 to $28.26.

Shares of

Grant Prideco

( GRP) rose 5% after the maker of oil-drilling technology announced a $150 million share repurchase plan. Shares may be bought in the open market based on ongoing capital requirements, expected cash flows and market price, the company said. The buyback plan doesn't have an expiration date. Shares were trading up $2.18 to $43.39.

Neenah Paper


dropped 4% after the company said it is shutting down its pulp mill in Terrace Bay, Ontario, because of a lack of wood fiber for its operations. The company said the Terrace Bay mill's fiber supply has been exhausted because of a strike by woodlands workers in Neenah's forestry operations, which supplies the fiber to the mill. The Terrace Bay mill has about 400 workers, and the company expects the majority of the employees will be laid off for an indefinite period. Neenah said a lengthy shutdown of the mill could have a material impact on the company. Shares recently changed hands at $27.44, down $1.05.

Shares of


( PRM) fell nearly 7% after the media company turned in weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results. The company posted a loss from continuing operations of $11.9 million, or 4 cents a share, on sales of $252.3 million. Analysts expected a profit of 5 cents a share on sales of $270.8 million. During the year-earlier period, the company posted a loss from continuing operations of $7.5 million, or 3 cents a share, on sales of $243.3 million.

Looking ahead, Primedia expects 2006 sales will rise by a mid-single digit percentage. Analysts project sales of $1.11 billion, or sales growth of about 12%. Shares were trading down 16 cents to $2.18.


volume leaders included

Time Warner


, up 7 cents to $17.85;

Nortel Networks

( NT), down 10 cents to $2.83;

Lucent Technologies

( LU), down 3 cents to $2.78;



, down 16 cents to $45.94;

General Electric


, down 26 cents to $33.35;



, up $1.87 to $62.96;



, up 11 cents to $13.59; and



, down 15 cents to $25.67.

Nasdaq volume leaders included



, up 5 cents to $20.66;

Cisco Systems


, down 15 cents to $19.71;



, down 21 cents to $26.49;

Sirius Satellite Radio


, up 1 cent to $5.27;

Applied Materials


, down 52 cents to $19.20;



, down 6 cents to $3;

Apple Computer


, down 94 cents to $69.35; and



, down 11 cents to $12.29.