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Tuesday's Winners & Losers: ISE

Shares of the options-market operator climb on a fourth-quarter earnings beat.

International Securities Exchange

(ISE)

was among the

NYSE's

winners Tuesday, jumping 10% after the options-market operator posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. The company earned $15.1 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $53.3 million. Excluding items, the company earned $16.3 million, or 41 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 37 cents a share on revenue of $50.2 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $10 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $43.6 million.

"We ended the year with another strong quarter of continued growth in our average daily volume and the successful implementation of our new business initiatives," the company said. Shares were trading up $4.18 to $46.88.

Tyco

(TYC)

traded actively after the conglomerate posted better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results. For the period ended Dec. 29, the company posted earnings from continuing operations of $742 million, or 37 cents a share, on revenue of $10.33 billion. Excluding items, the company earned 45 cents a share. Analysts expected earnings of 44 cents a share on revenue of $10.21 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $803 million, or 39 cents a share, on revenue of $9.6 billion.

Looking ahead, Tyco sees second-quarter revenue growth of 6% to 7% and an adjusted operating margin of 12.5% to 13%. Shares were trading down 59 cents to $32.62.

Shares of

Avon Products

(AVP) - Get Report

rose 8% after the maker of beauty products posted fourth-quarter results that topped forecasts. The company earned $184.1 million, or 41 cents a share, on revenue of $2.62 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 38 cents a share on revenue of $2.56 billion. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $183.2 million, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $2.4 billion. Shares were trading up $2.72 to $37.34.

Celanese

(CE) - Get Report

rose 6% after the chemicals producer posted fourth-quarter results that were better than expected. The company posted adjusted earnings of $131 million, or 77 cents a share, on revenue of $1.66 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 57 cents a share on revenue of $1.61 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $98 million, or 60 cents a share, on revenue of $1.54 billion.

Looking ahead, Celanese now sees 2007 adjusted earnings of $2.70 to $3 a share, up from an earlier forecast of $2.60 to $2.90 a share. Analysts project earnings of $2.85 a share. Shares were trading up $1.49 to $28.06.

Shares of

Building Materials

(BLG)

slid 4% after the construction services company posted disappointing fourth-quarter results. The company earned $4.5 million, or 15 cents a share, on revenue of $608 million. Analysts expected earnings of 69 cents a share on revenue of $752.4 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $33.5 million, or $1.13 a share, on revenue of $817.9 million. "Our fourth-quarter results reflect the ongoing correction of inventory levels which currently overhang the housing market," the company said. "While our full-year results were the second best in our company's history, the rapid deterioration of our markets during the second half of the year has made for a very challenging quarter as homebuilders curtail production while excess inventory is absorbed." Shares were trading down $1.06 to $23.30.

NYSE volume leaders included

Equity Office Properties

(EOP)

, up 41 cents to $55.87;

Alcatel-Lucent

(ALU)

, up 2 cents to $12.77;

Ford

(F) - Get Report

, up 2 cents to $8.35;

Halliburton

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(HAL) - Get Report

, up 25 cents to $30.07;

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

, down 4 cents to $26.84;

ArvinMeritor

(ARM)

, down 17 cents to $19.88; and

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

, down 9 cents to $15.51.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

, up 7 cents to $29.68;

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, up 16 cents to $27.67;

Hudson City Bancorp

(HCBK)

, up 34 cents to $13.95;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, up 8 cents to $6.72;

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, up 10 cents to $21.38;

ON Semiconductor

(ONNN)

, down 11 cents to $9.57; and

Nuance Communications

(NUAN) - Get Report

, up $1.43 to $12.77.