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Shares of

Tyson Foods

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were among the


losers Monday, falling 9% after the meat and chicken processor posted disappointing first-quarter earnings and warned that 2006 earnings will be well below expectations.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, the company earned $39 million, or 11 cents a share, including one-time gains of $20 million and a $3 million charge related to the closing of a prepared foods plant. In all, the one-time items added 3 cents a share to earnings. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 16 cents a share. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $48 million, or 14 cents a share. Tyson posted flat sales of $6.45 billion, slightly above analysts' projection of $6.43 billion.

Looking ahead, Tyson sees a loss during the second quarter. "Recent declines in international demand for chicken coupled with greater than expected domestic supply will dramatically impact the projected performance of our chicken segment," the company said. "Lower than projected cattle supplies, along with unanticipated interruptions in export market access, will slow the recovery that we expected for beef later in the year." Analysts had projected a profit of 23 cents for the second quarter.

For all of fiscal 2006, the company now sees earnings of 50 cents to 80 cents a share, below its previous guidance of 95 cents to $1.25 a share. Analysts had forecast earnings of $1.07 a share. Tyson shares recently were trading down $1.34 to $14.03.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

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rose 4% after the trucking company posted fourth-quarter results that topped forecasts. The company earned $65.3 million, or 41 cents a share, on sales of $858.4 million. Analysts expected earnings of 36 cents a share and sales of $856.4 million. A year earlier, the company earned $19.8 million, or 12 cents a share, on sales of $770.8 million. The year-earlier earnings were hurt by a $33.6 million reserve for a contingent tax liability, slicing 20 cents a share from earnings. The tax liability relates to a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over disallowed tax benefits associated with certain sale-leaseback transactions, the company said. The matter is still in dispute. J.B. Hunt shares were up 92 cents to $23.54.

Shares of

W-H Energy Services

( WHQ) climbed 10% after the oilfield service company posted better-than-anticipated fourth-quarter results and guided toward higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The company earned $16.2 million, or 55 cents a share, on sales of $173.3 million, for the fourth quarter. Analysts expected earnings of 47 cents a share and sales of $166.5 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $7.5 million, or 26 cents a share, on sales of $131 million.

W-H Energy sees first-quarter earnings of 54 cents to 58 cents a share. The estimate includes 1 cent to 2 cents a share in stock-based compensation costs. Analysts are projecting earnings of 51 cents a share. Shares were up $4.10 to $46.40.

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InfraSource Services

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rose 8% after the specialty contractor lifted its fourth-quarter earnings and sales projection. The company, which services utility transmission and distribution infrastructure, now sees earnings of 14 cents to 15 cents a share. The estimate includes amortization of intangible assets of about 1 cent a share. Previously, the company forecast earnings of 9 cents to 11 cents a share, excluding amortization. InfraSource raised its sales estimate to about $223 million from $195 million to $205 million. The company attributed the better-than-expected results to increased customer demand for greater volumes of work at year-end. Wall Street forecasts call for fourth-quarter earnings of 10 cents a share and sales of $200.8 million. Shares recently changed hands at $16.25, up $1.25.

Shares of

FMC Technologies

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rose 5% after the drilling and production systems provider said fourth-quarter earnings would be higher than its previous forecast. The company expects to post earnings that will be above its previous projection of 43 cents to 53 cents a share, which excluded a charge of $25.5 million, or 36 cents a share, related to the repatriation of foreign earnings. The company's forecast also excludes an after-tax investment gain of $7.4 million, or 10 cents a share. Analysts project fourth-quarter earnings of 53 cents a share. Shares were trading up $2.65 to $51.48.

NYSE volume leaders included

Lucent Technologies

( LU), down 7 cents to $2.68;

Exxon Mobil

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, up $1.83 to $63.12;


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, down 17 cents to $25.82;

General Electric

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, unchanged at $32.80;

Texas Instruments

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, down 60 cents to $29.63; and

General Motors

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, up 34 cents to $24.14.


volume leaders included


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, up 16 cents to $27.95;


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, up 12 cents to $21.79;

Cisco Systems

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, up 12 cents to $18.90;



, up 1 cent to $3.17;

Apple Computer

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, up 67 cents to $72.70;

Sun Microsystems

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, down 3 cents to $4.26;

Juniper Networks

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, up 61 cents to $18.09;


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, up 7 cents to $12.48;

Sirius Satellite Radio

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, up 5 cents to $5.92; and



, down $1.52 to $60.35.