Shares of

J.M. Smucker

(SJM) - Get Report

were among the

NYSE's

winners Tuesday, rising 8% after the jam maker posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results.

The company earned $35.7 million, or 62 cents a share, in the quarter ended April 30. Excluding items, the company earned $38.9 million, or 68 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 58 cents a share. Revenue totaled $501.7 million, beating analysts' forecast of $490.7 million. During the year-earlier period, the company posted adjusted earnings of $34 million, or 58 cents a share, on revenue of $491.5 million.

Looking ahead, J.M. Smucker continues to see long-term sales growth of 8%. The company said half of the growth will come from core business and new products, while the rest will come from acquisitions. Earnings growth will be in line with sales growth, the company said. Shares were trading up $3.37 to $43.78.

Actuant

(ATU)

shares sank 18% after the industrial-equipment company posted an in-line third-quarter profit but warned that fourth-quarter earnings would be below expectations. For the quarter ended May 31, the company earned $26.8 million, or 86 cents a share, up from $20 million, or 66 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding a one-time tax gain, the company earned 78 cents a share, matching Wall Street's target. Revenue rose to $316.7 million from $271.7 million, above analysts' forecast of $311.5 million.

Actuant projects fourth-quarter earnings of 73 cents to 78 cents a share, excluding items. The company predicts revenue of $310 million to $320 million. Analysts forecast earnings of 84 cents a share on revenue of $319.1 million. For all of fiscal 2006, the company sees earnings of $2.92 to $2.97 a share, with revenue of $1.19 billion to $1.2 billion. Analysts project earnings of $2.94 a share and revenue of $1.19 billion. For fiscal 2007, Actuant anticipates earnings of $3.15 to $3.35 a share, below analysts' forecast of $3.45. The company predicts revenue of $1.29 billion to $1.31 billion, compared with Wall Street's projection of $1.31 billion. Shares were trading down $10.09 to $46.61.

Shares of

American Commercial Lines

( ACLI) rose 7% after the barge operator boosted its full-year earnings guidance and projected that second-quarter earnings would be better than Wall Street's forecast. The company now sees full-year earnings of $2 to $2.20 a share, up from an earlier view of $1.70 to $1.90 a share. The company predicts second-quarter earnings of 48 cents to 53 cents a share. Analysts expect full-year earnings of $1.92 a share and second-quarter earnings of 40 cents a share.

American Commercial Lines also announced a new wage and enhanced benefit package for the 1,200 vessel and land-based employees who work for its barge-line division. The company said that the improved pay and benefits would help it "recruit and retain the best personnel in the industry." Shares were advancing $3.82 to $54.96.

FactSet Research Systems

(FDS) - Get Report

jumped 11% after the financial-data provider posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and predicted fourth-quarter revenue ahead of forecasts. For the quarter ended May 31, the company earned $21 million, or 41 cents a share, on revenue of $98.8 million. Results included a tax benefit of a penny a share. Analysts expected earnings of 39 cents a share and revenue of $96.6 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $19.6 million, or 39 cents a share, on revenue of $79.3 million. The year-ago results included gains of 4 cents a share.

Looking ahead, FactSet sees fourth-quarter revenue of $102 million to $105 million. Analysts project revenue of $98.7 million. Shares were trading up $4.59 to $47.40.

Shares of

Kroger

(KR) - Get Report

jumped 6% after the grocery store operator posted better-than-expected first-quarter results. For the quarter ended May 20, Kroger earned $306.4 million, or 42 cents a share, up from $294.3 million, or 40 cents a share, a year earlier. The results included a legal-related charge of 3 cents a share. Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 42 cents a share. Sales rose to $19.42 billion from $17.95 billion, topping Wall Street's expectation of $18.89 billion. Kroger shares were up $1.13 to $20.59.

Shares of

Group 1 Automotive

(GPI) - Get Report

fell 4% after the auto dealer laid out plans to offer $250 million in convertible senior notes to institutional investors. The company plans to use proceeds from the notes, which are due 2036, to repay a portion of its existing floor-plan borrowings under its credit facility, pay the costs of convertible hedge and warrant transactions, and to buy up to $50 million of its common stock. Group 1 plans to grant initial purchasers of the notes a 13-day option to buy an additional $37.5 million in notes to cover over-allotments. Shares were trading down $2.39 to $55.31.

NYSE volume leaders included

Sprint Nextel

(S) - Get Report

, down 53 cents to $19.54;

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

, down 15 cents to $22.91;

Motorola

( MOT), up 16 cents to $20.18;

Nortel Networks

( NT), up 4 cents to $2.08;

EMC

(EMC)

, down 11 cents to $11.52; and

Lucent Technologies

( LU), down 1 cent to $2.37.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

, up 6 cents to $22.61;

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, unchanged at $18.24;

Sirius Satellite Radio

(SIRI) - Get Report

, up 2 cents to $4;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, unchanged at $4.14;

JDSU

(JDSU)

, up 5 cents to $2.47;

Level 3 Communications

(LVLT)

, down 11 cents to $4.08;

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

, up 24 cents to $16.55;

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

, up 5 cents to $14.34;

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, up 11 cents to $19.93; and

Apple Computer

(AAPL) - Get Report

, up 52 cents to $57.72.