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Thursday's Early Winners & Losers

Intermec stumbles on a guidance cut.

Intermec (IN) plummeted some 16% in extended trading after the Everett, Wash.-based product-tracking tools maker cut its third-quarter revenue expectations. The company said quarterly sales would tally $192 million to $196 million, down from the prior guidance of $230 million to $240 million. Last year, the company reported $220 million on the top line. Wall Street was expecting $237.2 million for the quarter.

Intermec blamed the low numbers on a 20% decline in its systems and solutions revenue, and a 5% drop in service revenue when compared with the same quarter last year. Printer and media revenue was up slightly, the company said. Intermec is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Nov. 1. Shares were trading down $4.31 at $22 in after-hours trading.

Dobson Communications

(DCEL)

surged after the Oklahoma City wireless telecom

beat lowered targets. The company said it had 23,500 net new subscribers in the third quarter, an improvement from the 17,300 added in the second quarter and reversing 24,100 customer defections in the year-ago quarter.

The average revenue per user in the third quarter surged to $49.10, well above the $48.25 the company had predicted in August. That is a big increase over the ARPU of $46.77 in the same period a year ago. Dobson expects to release its full earnings report on Nov. 6. Shares were trading up 66 cents, or 9.8%, to $7.40.

Oxford Industries

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slipped after the Atlanta-based apparel company reported a first-quarter earnings fall. The company posted income of $11 million, or 62 cents a share, compared with $13.9 million, or 79 cents a share, a year ago. Sales totaled $284.1 million, up 5.8% from a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were looking for Oxford to post earnings of 63 cents a share on sales of $281.2 million.

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Looking ahead, the company reiterated its earlier guidance, projecting fiscal 2007 earnings of $3.25 to $3.40 a share and net sales in a range of $1.16 billion to $1.18 billon. Wall Street is calling for earnings of $3.30 a share on $1.17 billion in sales. Second-quarter earnings are projected to come in between 67 cents and 72 cents a share on sales of $285 million and $295 million. Analysts are looking for earnings of 63 cents a share on sales of $290.6 million. Shares were trading down $1.96, or 4.2%, to $44.51.

Zumiez

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climbed after the Everett, Wash.-based apparel-store operator posted a rise in same-store sales. The company said that total net sales for the five-week period ended Sept. 30 increased 47.3% to $28.7 million, compared with $19.5 million for the five-week period ended Oct. 1, 2005. The company's comparable-store sales increased 14.9% for the five-week period, while comparable-store sales rose 10.1% in the year-ago period. Shares were climbing $1.75, or 6%, to $31.17.

Qwest Communications

(Q)

slipped after the Denver-based telecom said its board

approved a stock-repurchase program for up to $2 billion of its common stock over the next two years. About 1.9 billion shares of Qwest common stock are outstanding. Shares were trading down 17 cents, or about 2%, to $8.55.

Starbucks

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gained after the coffee seller said same-store sales at company-operated shops increased 6% for the five weeks ended Oct. 1. The Seattle-based company reported total net revenue of $790 million for the period, up 20% from last year's $656 million. For the fiscal year that just ended, total revenue jumped 22% to $7.8 billion, and comp sales advanced 7%. Starbucks will hold an analyst conference on Thursday, and it plans to release its fiscal fourth-quarter and year-end financial results on Nov. 16. Starbucks' stock was rising 5.1% to $37.80 in extended trading after gaining 5.7% to close at $35.96 in the regular session Wednesday.