Shares of

Warnaco Group

( WRNC) were among the

Nasdaq's

winners Thursday, rising 8% after the apparel company posted better-than-expected third-quarter results.

The company earned $14.6 million, or 31 cents a share, on revenue of $452 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 26 cents a share on revenue of $435.4 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $6.9 million, or 15 cents a share, on revenue of $326.3 million. "We are pleased with the results reported today," the company said. "For the quarter, both the preacquisition business, led by the Intimate Apparel Group, and the acquired CKJEA business exceeded our expectations." Shares were trading up $1.79 to $23.50.

Advance Auto Parts

(AAP) - Get Report

rose 7% after the auto parts retailer posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and issued in-line fourth-quarter earnings guidance. The company earned $58.9 million, or 56 cents a share, on revenue of $1.1 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 53 cents a share on revenue of $1.09 billion. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $60.8 million, or 55 cents a share, on revenue of $1.02 billion.

Looking ahead, Advance Auto Parts sees fourth-quarter earnings of 33 cents to 37 cents a share, in line with the 36 cents that analysts project. Shares were trading up $2.31 to $36.77.

Shares of

Chico's FAS

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fell 9% after the women's apparel retailer posted disappointing October sales and lowered its third-quarter earnings guidance. The company reported a 4.1% decline in same-store sales for October. As a result, the company now sees third-quarter earnings of 22 cents a share, down from an earlier forecast of 25 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 26 cents a share. Total sales for October, meanwhile, came in at $125.3 million. For the quarter, the company posted revenue of $402 million. Analysts expected revenue of $419.4 million. The company plans to issue its full third-quarter results on Nov. 29. Shares were trading down $2.06 to $21.19.

Guess?

(GES) - Get Report

vaulted 15% after the clothing retailer posted third-quarter results that blew by expectations. The company earned $48.4 million, or $1.05 a share, on revenue of $348.7 million. Analysts expected earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $326.6 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $20.7 million, or 46 cents a share, on revenue of $265.6 million. Guess? said that results were helped by strength in its North American and European business.

Looking ahead, Guess? sees 2007 earnings of $2.75 to $2.85 a share on revenue of $1.3 billion to $1.35 billion. Analysts project earnings of $2.35 a share on revenue of $1.28 billion. Shares were trading up $8.77 to $65.40.

Shares of

NeuStar

(NSR)

rose 7% after the services company posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and boosted its full-year outlook. The company earned $17.1 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $82.5 million. Analysts expected earnings of 20 cents a share on revenue of $79.8 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $13.1 million, or 17 cents a share, on revenue of $59 million.

Looking ahead, NeuStar now sees full-year earnings of $73 million to $74 million, or 94 cents to 95 cents a share, on revenue of $329 million to $331 million. Previously, the company projected earnings of $70 million to $72 million on revenue of $321 million to $326 million. Analysts project earnings of 93 cents a share on revenue of $325.8 million. Shares were trading up $1.99 to $32.06.

NYSE

volume leaders included

CVS

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, down 9 cents to $28.97;

Time Warner

(TWX)

, up 17 cents to $19.94;

Lucent Technologies

( LU), unchanged at $2.41;

Wal-Mart

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, down 85 cents to $48;

Pfizer

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, up 2 cents to $26.56;

Motorola

( MOT), down 33 cents to $22.44; and

Caremark

( CMX), down 52 cents to $47.65.

Nasdaq volume leaders included

Intel

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, down 34 cents to $20.68;

Dell

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, up 89 cents to $24.91;

Microsoft

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, down 5 cents to $28.76;

Charter Communications

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, down 11 cents to $2.55;

Valueclick

(VCLK)

, up $2.26 to $21.12;

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, down 12 cents to $23.98;

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

, down 24 cents to $17.01;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, up 2 cents to $5.33;

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

, down 20 cents to $18.27; and

Garmin

(GRMN) - Get Report

, up 81 cents to $45.79.