NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tiffany (TIF) - Get Tiffany & Co. Report said fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 26% as sales increased 20% worldwide.

The luxury retailer also raised its forecast for the year.

Tiffany shares rose 2.8% to $71.99 in premarket trading Thursday.

Heinz

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, the ketchup maker, said fourth-quarter profit rose 16% and it hiked its annualized dividend by 6.7% to $1.92 a share.

NetApp

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shares were rising by 4.3% to $53.94 in premarket trading Thursday after the storage maker reported

better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings

and said it is gaining share from its storage rivals.

Big Lots

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cut its

fiscal-year outlook

after first-quarter earnings fell and comparable-store sales slipped.

Freescale

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is expected to begin trading Thursday after its stock offering was priced below its projected range. The 43.5 million shares were sold at $18 each vs. the $22-$24 projection.

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