Hog Heaven! Harley Roars During First Quarter

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Tonight's special entree was hog. All hog, baby.

But this porcine dish was not passed through

Satriale's

(for you

Soprano's fans).

Nope, this baby was alive and kicking.

Harley-Davidson

(HDI)

, maker of the biggest and the baddest of the bikes, reported stronger-than-expected earnings this evening of 26 cents a share, smacking down the 12-analyst estimate of 24 cents and easily outpacing last year's 19-cent return.

Troubled waste-services company

Safety-Kleen

(SK)

announced tonight that it has hired

Lazard Freres

to act as its financial adviser as it attempts to restructure its business and finances.

Last month, South Carolina-based Safety-Kleen said it would delay the release of its fiscal second-quarter results in light of an investigation into the company's accounting practices.

In other postclose news (

earnings estimates from First Call/Thomson Financial; earnings reported on a diluted basis unless otherwise specified

):

Earnings/revenue reports and estimates

Bestfoods

(BFO) - Get Report

reported stronger-than-expected earnings of 56 cents per share, beating the 14-analyst estimate of 54 cents and topping last year's 49-cent return.

E-Tek Dynamics

(ETEK)

, a manufacturer of fiber optic components and modules for optical networks, announced that it earned 24 cents in its fiscal third quarter versus 14 cents in the same period last year. The number beat the 16-analyst estimate of 21 cents a share.

Wireless company

Research in Motion

(RIMM)

reported fourth-quarter earnings of 5 cents a share, matching its results from the same quarter a year ago and in-line with the 11-analyst estimate.

Terayon

(TERN)

reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings this evening of 6 cents a share, compared with the 8-analyst estimate of 4 cents and the year-ago loss of 23 cents a share.

Offerings and stock actions

American Technical Ceramics

(AMK) - Get Report

announced a 2-for-1 stock split after the close.

Household International

(HI) - Get Report

has cancelled a $300 million sale of 30-year securities due to unfavorable market conditions.

Miscellaneous

Forward Air

(FWRD) - Get Report

tonight that it has named Andrew Clark to serve as the new CFO.

Saga Systems

(AGS) - Get Report

announced that president and CEO Daniel Gillis has been named chairman of the company's board of directors. Gillis replaces Carl Rickerson, who served as chairman since early 1997.