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Wednesday's Tech Winners & Losers

IAC/InterActiveCorp shares jump on earnings.

Tech stocks were up Wednesday along with the major market indices as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

IAC/InterActive Corp


gained 72 cents, or 3.5%, to $21.18

after it met

Wall Street's earnings expectations. First-quarter profit, though, fell to $52.8 million compared with $60.8 million, a year ago. Adjusted for certain items, earnings totaled $87.2 million, or 30 cents a share, compared with $96.9 million, or 31 cents a share and was in line with analysts' consensus estimates. Revenue grew to $1.6 billion and beat Street expectations of $1.53 billion.


(CMCSA) - Get Comcast Corporation Class A Common Stock Report

rose 71 cents, or 3.5%, to $20.97 after rival

Time Warner


said it

plans to spin off

its cable TV business.

Communications headset maker


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(PLT) - Get Plantronics, Inc. Report

gained $2.69, or 12.6%, to $23.97 after it posted

strong fourth-quarter earnings

due to "healthy demand" from international markets. Plantronics posted profit of $17.8 million vs. $10.1 million a year ago. Excluding items, EPS was 43 cents a share. Revenue rose 7% to $208.7 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 27 cents a share on revenue of $198.4 million.

Shares of


(GRMN) - Get Garmin Ltd. (Switzerland) Report

plunged $4.38, or 9.4%, to $42.08 after the GPS-systems based navigation devices maker

missed analysts'

first-quarter earnings targets amid what it said is a slowdown in the global economy. Garmin reported net income of $147.8 million vs. $139.9 million a year ago. Excluding items, profit was up to 69 cents a share from 59 cents the year before but fell short of analysts' estimates of 75 cents a share. Revenue for the first quarter jumped 35% to $664 million but was down 45.6% sequentially and came in lower than Wall Street's estimates of $705 million.



lost 33 cents, or 4.7%, to $6.73 after it reported quarterly losses for the fifth straight quarter and


its outlook for the year. For the full year, the company said it expects revenue to fall 2% to 5% because of the weak dollar and reduced spending by its customers including telecom companies.

Technology services company


(UIS) - Get Unisys Corporation Report

shed 59 cents, or 12.4%, to $4.16 after it reported a

first-quarter loss

due to weak demand from its customers as a result of the slowdown in the economy. Unisys posted a loss of $23.4 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with a profit of $3.6 million, or a penny a share, the year before. Revenue was $1.3 billion, almost flat compared with $1.35 billion a year ago. Analysts were expecting a profit of 2 cents a share on revenue of $1.33 billion.