Small-cap stocks held in line with the recovering major indices Wednesday, and among the biggest winners was

Silverstar Holdings

(SSTR)

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The Boca Raton, Fla., company, which develops and publishes interactive entertainment software, soared 41.9% in extremely heavy trading after saying it will probably swing to an operating profit of between 15 cents and 18 cents a share in the fiscal fourth quarter. In the comparable year-ago quarter, the company lost 25 cents a share from a continuing operations.

In addition, revenue should surge to between $11.5 million and $11.9 million from last year's $467,000. Silverstar shares added 68 cents to $2.28.

Atherogenics

( AGIX), a Georgia-based drugmaker, rocketed 33% to $2.08 after announcing it will release new scientific data on its antidiabetic agent AGI-1067 at this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress on Sept. 5.

Dycom Industries

(DY) - Get Report

, based in Florida, made $14.5 million, or 35 cents a share, from continuing operations -- 3 cents higher per share than the average estimate from Thomson Financial. A year ago the construction contractor made just $10.1 million, or 25 cents a share. Shares were leaping 15.6% to $28.02.

Anaren

(ANEN)

, however, plummeted 18.4% on word it's restating downward its fiscal second- and third-quarter financials in order to correct $914,000 worth of "material" accounting errors (pretax) at its Chinese subsidiary. That should knock a penny off the East Syracuse, N.Y., company's per-share income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, and lower its March-quarter profit by 3 cents to 20 cents a share.

Anaren, which makes microwave-and-radio components and subsystems, separately reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Still, shares finished down $3.15 to $14.02.

Pike Electric

( PEC), of Mount Airy, N.C., lost 7.7% even though fiscal fourth-quarter income was in line at 17 cents a share, or $5.6 million. Sales, at $144.3 million, fell short, and full-year earnings were a penny shy of the mean. Shares of the outsourced-electric-distribution and transmission-services company ended down $1.55 at $18.66.

The Russell 2000 leapt 2.5% to about 787, and the S&P SmallCap 600 gained 2.3% to about 414.