Shares of

TreeHouse Foods

(THS) - Get Report

were among the

NYSE's

winners Thursday, climbing 16% after the food manufacturer posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and boosted its full-year earnings guidance.

The company earned $8.3 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $251.7 million. Excluding items, TreeHouse earned 24 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 19 cents a share, before items, and revenue of $242.5 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $4.9 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $171.9 million.

TreeHouse now sees full-year adjusted earnings of $1.05 to $1.08 a share, up from an earlier view of 86 cents to 91 cents. Analysts project earnings of 97 cents a share. The stock was up $3.95 to $28.54.

Shares of

Borders Group

( BGP) rose 10% after hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he bought 11% of the book retailer. Ackman, speaking at the Value Investing Congress in New York, said he believes Borders stock could trade near $36 a share over the next 18 months. Shares of Borders recently changed hands at $23.71, up $2.17.

Urban Outfitters

(URBN) - Get Report

jumped 13% after the retailer posted in-line third-quarter earnings. The company earned $34.5 million, or 21 cents a share, on revenue of $308.4 million. Results included a tax benefit of $4.4 million, or 3 cents a share. Excluding the benefit, the company would have earned 18 cents a share, matching analysts' target. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $37.2 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $288.8 million. Shares were trading up $2.40 to $21.41.

Shares of

Hansen Natural

( HANS) slid 7% after the company delayed releasing its third-quarter earnings and posted slightly lower-than-expected net sales for the period. The beverage maker said it won't post its earnings until it completes an investigation into its historical stock-option grants. The company did report net sales of $178.5 million, up 69% from a year earlier. Analysts expected sales of $178.8 million. Shares were trading down $2.96 to $27.06.

World Fuel Services

(INT) - Get Report

rose 6% after the fuel provider's third-quarter earnings exceeded expectations. The company earned $17.2 million, or 59 cents a share, on revenue of $2.78 billion. Analysts projected earnings of 53 cents a share. During the year-earlier period, World Fuel earned $10.7 million, or 44 cents a share, on revenue of $2.31 billion. Shares were up $2.37 to $45.31.

W&T Offshore

(WTI) - Get Report

shares were up 5%, boosted by better-than-expected earnings from the natural gas company. The company posted adjusted earnings of $51.9 million, or 71 cents a share, on revenue of $213.4 million. Analysts expected earnings of 58 cents a share, with revenue of $201.3 million. A year earlier, W&T earned $53.1 million, or 80 cents a share, on revenue of $153.4 million. Shares were trading up $1.90 to $36.67.

NYSE volume leaders included

Lucent Technologies

( LU), up 2 cents to $2.55;

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

, down 38 cents to $26.24;

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

, down 36 cents to $34.01;

Nortel

( NT), up 4 cents to $2;

Motorola

( MOT), down 17 cents to $21.30;

BellSouth

( BLS), down 51 cents to $44.06;

EMC

(EMC)

, up 43 cents to $12.52;

Hewlett Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

, up 69 cents to $39.57; and

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

, down 18 cents to $46.85.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, up $1.88 to $26.98;

Sirius Satellite Radio

(SIRI) - Get Report

, up 17 cents to $4.29;

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

, up 28 cents to $29.26;

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, down 1 cent to $20.70;

Juniper Networks

(JNPR) - Get Report

, up 99 cents to $19.68;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, up 2 cents to $5.47;

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

, down $1.04 to $35.24;

Apple Computer

(AAPL) - Get Report

, up $1.29 to $83.74; and

Level 3 Communications

(LVLT)

, up 9 cents to $5.63.