Shares of Goody's Family Clothing ( GDYS) were among Nasdaq's top gainers Thursday, rising 14% after the company agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners for $8 a share in cash. The price represents a 10% premium to Wednesday's closing price of $7.26. The tentative deal is expected to be consummated within the next 48 hours, Goody's said. Separately, Goody's reported a 0.8% decrease in September same-store sales. As a result of the weak sales, the company said it would post a loss during the third quarter that will be much wider than the loss of 2 cents a share that it reported a year ago. "Sales for the month of September 2005 were negatively affected by hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia and Rita, as well as by unseasonably warm weather, which prevailed in our markets," the company said. Analysts had been expecting a third-quarter loss of 2 cents a share. Shares were trading up $1 to $8.26. Shares of Tuesday Morning ( TUES) declined about 3% after the retailer warned that third-quarter earnings would fall short of expectations. The company, which posted third-quarter sales of $192.3 million and a same-store sales drop of 3.6%, expects earnings of about 20 cents a share for the quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had been expecting earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $212.8 million. A year ago, the home-accessories and gift retailer earned 18 cents a share on sales of $186.1 million. "Consumer buying patterns in the third quarter have been impacted by discretionary spending on new automobiles, significantly higher energy prices and hurricane relief efforts which resulted in lower traffic in our stores," the company said. Looking ahead, Tuesday Morning now expects full-year earnings of $1.64 a share, excluding a charge, on sales of about $960 million. Analysts had been expecting earnings of $1.77 a share on sales of $998.3 million. Shares were trading down 71 cents to $24.75.