Shares of

MasterCard

(MA) - Get Report

were among the

NYSE's

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.

Oceaneering International

(OII) - Get Report

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.

Burger King

(BKC)

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.

Shares of

Eagle Materials

(EXP) - Get Report

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.

CVS

(CVS) - Get Report

shares tumbled 7% on word that the pharmacy chain in talks with

Caremark

( 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.

Shares of

TRW Automotive

(TRW)

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

Time Warner

(TWX)

, down 44 cents to $19.57;

Lucent Technologies

( LU), up 1 cent to $2.44;

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

, unchanged at $26.65;

Nortel

( NT), up 3 cents to $2.26;

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

, down 49 cents to $20.78; and

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

, up 39 cents to $50.55.

Nasdaq

volume leaders included

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

, up 23 cents to $28.94;

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

, up 21 cents to $24.34;

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

, up 7 cents to $21.41;

Garmin

(GRMN) - Get Report

, down $7.36 to $46.05;

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, unchanged at $5.43;

Charter Communications

(CHTR) - Get Report

, up 23 cents to $2.53;

Sirius Satellite Radio

(SIRI) - Get Report

, down 7 cents to $3.76;

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

, up 38 cents to $24.71; and

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

, down 11 cents to $26.23.