Shares of Xyratex ( XRTX) were among technology's winners Thursday, jumping 18% after the maker of computer storage products posted first-quarter results that easily topped expectations and projected second-quarter results well above Wall Street's forecasts. For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the company earned $6.4 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $190.5 million. Excluding items, Xyratex earned $8.3 million, or 28 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 25 cents a share, before items, on revenue of $174.1 million. During the year-earlier period, the company posted earnings from continuing operations of $9.9 million, or 34 cents a share, on revenue of $142.5 million. Looking ahead, Xyratex sees second-quarter earnings, excluding items, of 83 cents to 93 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 56 cents a share. The company expects revenue of $268 million to $283 million, above Wall Street's forecast of $218.2 million. Shares were trading up $4.76 to $30.87. Jabil Circuit ( JBL) shares jumped 9% after the provider of electronics manufacturing services posted higher-than-anticipated second-quarter revenue and offered a third-quarter forecast that topped expectations. The company reported second-quarter earnings of $69 million, or 32 cents a share, for the quarter ended Feb. 28. Excluding items, the company earned $78.7 million, or 37 cents a share, matching analysts' mean estimate. Jabil posted revenue of $2.31 billion, topping analysts' projection of $2.21 billion. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $46 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $1.72 billion. Excluding items, the company earned $54.9 million, or 27 cents a share, during the year-earlier quarter. For the third quarter, Jabil sees adjusted earnings of 43 cents a share, excluding items. The company predicts revenue of $2.5 billion to $2.6 billion. Analysts project earnings of 41 cents a share on revenue of $2.32 billion. Shares recently advanced $3.48 to $41.72.