Shares of NutriSystem ( NTRI) were among Nasdaq's winners Wednesday, rising 14% after the provider of weight management and fitness products boosted its third-quarter sales forecast.

The company now expects sales of $64 million to $65 million, up significantly from its prior view of $41 million to $43 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had been expecting sales of $43.1 million. The company said it signed 115,000 new customers during the quarter, well above the 65,000 that it had been expecting.

"Third-quarter revenue and customer growth continued to be very strong across all our sales channels. Once again we grew right through the seasonality that is customary in the weight loss market, and we believe we're only beginning to reawaken the NutriSystem brand," the company said. NutriSystem plans to release its third-quarter results on Oct. 25. Shares were trading up $3.75 to $30.56.

Motive ( MOTV) dropped 37% after the software company warned that third-quarter results would fall below expectations. The company now expects a loss of 20 cents to 27 cents a share on sales of $16.5 million to $18.5 million. Excluding items, the company expects a loss of 12 cents to 17 cents a share. Sales, excluding acquisitions, are now expected to be between $15.5 million to $17.5 million. Previously, Motive projected that it would post an adjusted profit, which excludes items, of 5 cents to 6 cents a share on sales of $24.5 million to $25.5 million. Analysts had been expecting earnings of 5 cents a share on sales of $24.9 million.

As a result of the company's weak third-quarter performance, it is now "reviewing strategic options" for its Global 2000 enterprises business and "taking immediate steps to bring our cost structure in line with our new business requirements," the company said. Shares were trading down $2.33 to $3.93.

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