Updated from 11:21 a.m. ESTShares of Bebe ( BEBE) were among the Nasdaq's losers Thursday, falling 14.2% after the clothing retailer turned in second-quarter earnings that narrowly missed Wall Street expectations. The company earned $24.3 million, or 39 cents a share, on sales of $152.6 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 40 cents a share on sales of $146.2 million. A year ago, Bebe earned $13.9 million, or 23 cents a share, on sales of $112 million. Same-store sales in the most recent period climbed 27.3% compared with 7.1% a year ago. Looking ahead, Bebe forecast third-quarter earnings of 11 cents to 14 cents a share. Analysts had been expecting earnings of 13 cents a share. Shares traded down $3.85 to $23.35. Charlotte Russe ( CHIC) fell 5.4% after the company posted first-quarter earnings and sales that fell short of expectations. The women's clothing retailer posted a profit of 7 cents a share, at the low end of its earnings guidance given in December, on sales of $150 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of 8 cents a share on sales of $155.9 million. Comparable-store sales decreased 9.9% during the quarter vs. 7.6% a year ago. The company had forecast a same-store sales decline of mid- to high-single digits. Looking ahead, Charlotte Russe said "financial forecasting for our business continues to be a challenge in light of the last quarter and the clearance selling in January to date." In that light, Charlotte Russe warned that it would post a second-quarter loss of 7 cents to 11 cents a share, lower than the loss of 4 cents a share that analysts had been expecting. Shares traded down 54 cents to $9.56. Shares of World Airways ( WLDA) rose 7.6% after the cargo company landed a cargo charter contract valued at $116 million. The two-year deal with Eva Airways calls for World to provide three MD-11F freighters that will be used between Taipei, Taiwan and the United States. The service is scheduled to begin in March 2005. Eva has been using World Airways since March 2004, when it entered into a contract for one MD-11F freighter that's been used to fly between Taipei, Los Angeles and Chicago. That deal is scheduled to expire in March 2005. Shares traded up 45 cents to $6.40.