Thursday's Small-Cap Winners & Losers

Zoll Medical is higher.
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Zoll Medical

(ZOLL)

jumped 20.1% after the Chelmsford, Mass.-based company pulled past Wall Street expectations for the quarter ended Oct. 1. The resuscitation-device maker more than doubled its profits for the quarter, posting income of $5.4 million, or 55 cents a share, on revenue of $72.3 million. In the same period a year ago, it earned $2.2 million, or 23 cents a share, on revenue of $57.1 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had projected earnings of 37 cents a share and revenue of $64.8 million. Shares were trading up $8.30 to $49.69.

The9

(NCTY) - Get Report

surged on improving third-quarter profits. The China-based video game developer earned $8.1 million, or 33 cents a share, topping estimates by 5 cents. Revenue jumped 26% to 233.4 million yuan, or $29.5 million. Shares were up $3.51, or 15%, to $26.95.

Irvine Sensors

(IRSN)

shares rocketed after the chipmaker announced it had booked about $16.6 million in new orders, including options, in the first six weeks of fiscal 2007. The small Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company, which specializes in defense and security technology, says its Optex subsidiary now has a released backlog of a record $32 million. Shares were up $1.35, or more than 100%, to $2.42.

Exlservice Holdings

(EXLS) - Get Report

gained following its impressive third-quarter results. The New York-based outsourcing-services company posted income of $4.1 million, or 19 cents a share, on revenue of $35.7 million, compared with $1.1 million, or 5 cents a share, on revenue of $18.4 million, a year ago. Looking ahead, Exlservice forecast fourth-quarter operating income of between $4 million and $5 million, and full-year operating income of between $14.5 and $15.5 million. The company expects full-year revenue to range from $117.5 million to $118.5 million. Shares were up $5.46, or 25.6%, to $26.80.

Raven Industries

(RAVN) - Get Report

plummeted on disappointing third-quarter results and lukewarm fourth-quarter guidance. The industrial manufacturer's earnings rose 1% to $7 million, or 38 cents a share, just missing estimates of 40 cents a share by the two analysts who follow the company. Revenue, which rose 6% to $57.4 million, was also slightly below the analysts' $59.8 million projection. The Sioux Falls, S.D.-based company also predicted "relatively flat" year-over-year earnings in the fourth quarter. Shares were down $5.95, or 16.9%, to $29.32.

Stein Mart

(SMRT) - Get Report

tumbled on falling profits for the quarter ended Oct. 28. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer earned $237,000, or 1 cent a share, compared with $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue edged up 0.8% to $339.2 million. The figure missed analysts' $343 million estimates, although the company did beat the consensus prediction that it would break even, on a per-share basis, for the quarter. Still, shares were down $2.75, or 15.5%, to $15.

Dendreon

(DNDN)

fell after the Seattle-based biotech company announced it would sell 9.9 million of its shares to institutional investors. The company said it plans to raise $45 million from the sale before fees and expenses. Shares were down 60 cents, or 11.2%, to $4.75.