were among the
winners Wednesday, surging 14% after the credit-card company posted better-than-expected third-quarter results.
The company earned $193 million, or $1.42 a share, on revenue of $902 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of $1.07 a share and revenue of $871.2 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $106.1 million, or 79 cents a share, on revenue of $791.6 million.
"The third-quarter results continue to demonstrate the strength of our business model and the momentum within the overall payments industry," Mastercard said. "These results are particularly notable when measured against last year's strong third-quarter performance." Shares were trading up $10.44 to $84.54.
jumped 12% after the provider of equipment to the oil industry reported better-than-anticipated third-quarter results. The company earned $38.5 million, or 70 cents a share, up from $17.7 million, or 33 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of 58 cents a share. Revenue rose to $337.3 million from $263.1 million, surpassing analysts' forecast of $323.4 million. Analysts expected earnings of 58 cents a share on revenue of $323.4 million.
Looking ahead, Oceaneering sees fourth-quarter earnings of 53 cents to 58 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 54 cents a share. The stock was up $4.21 to $40.20.
rose 7% after the fast-food chain's first-quarter earnings topped estimates. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company posted earnings of $40 million, or 30 cents a share, up from $22 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $546 million from $508 million, while worldwide same-store sales increased 2.4%. Analysts expected earnings of 26 cents a share on revenue of $538.1 million. Shares were trading at $18, up $1.22.
advanced 8% after the construction-materials concern posted higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings and gave a third-quarter forecast above analyst projections. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company earned $66.1 million, or $1.32 a share, on revenue of $256.5 million. Analysts expected earnings of $1.28 a share. In the year-earlier period, the company earned $43.3 million, or 80 cents a share, on revenue of $221.8 million.
For the third quarter, Eagle Materials forecast earnings of 75 cents to 85 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 73 cents a share. Shares were up $3.10 to $39.80.
shares tumbled 7% on word that the pharmacy chain in talks with
( CMX) about a merger. Discussions of the deal were reported Wednesday in
The New York Times
, and the companies later confirmed they are in talks for a merger of equals transaction. CVS shares were down $2.35 to $29.03, while Caremark shares rose $1.65, or 3%, to $50.88.
slid 4% after the auto-parts supplier posted disappointing third-quarter results and cut its full-year earnings outlook. For the third quarter, TRW earned $5 million, or 5 cents a share, on revenue of $3.02 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 7 cents a share on revenue of $3.09 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $10 million, or 10 cents a share, on revenue of $2.92 billion.
TRW now sees full-year earnings of $1.25 to $1.50 a share, including a charge of $57 million. Excluding items, the company sees earnings of $1.80 to $2.05 a share. Analysts, which typically exclude charges, project earnings of $2.21 a share. Previously, the company said that it would post adjusted earnings of $1.95 to $2.20 a share. The company now sees revenue of about $13 billion, compared with an earlier forecast of $13 billion to $13.2 billion. Analysts project revenue of $13.1 billion. Shares were down 98 cents to $24.67.
NYSE volume leaders included
, down 44 cents to $19.57;
( LU), up 1 cent to $2.44;
, unchanged at $26.65;
( NT), up 3 cents to $2.26;
Advanced Micro Devices
, down 49 cents to $20.78; and
, up 39 cents to $50.55.
volume leaders included
, up 23 cents to $28.94;
, up 21 cents to $24.34;
, up 7 cents to $21.41;
, down $7.36 to $46.05;
, unchanged at $5.43;
, up 23 cents to $2.53;
Sirius Satellite Radio
, down 7 cents to $3.76;
, up 38 cents to $24.71; and
, down 11 cents to $26.23.