Dow Jones ( DJ) posted mixed second-quarter numbers Thursday. The New York-based publisher of The Wall Street Journal said that for the three months ended June 30, it earned $28.8 million, or 34 cents a share. That's up from the year-ago $861,000, or 1 cent a share. Excluding special items, Dow Jones earned 39 cents a share in the latest quarter, up 14.7% from a year ago and 4 cents ahead of the Thomson Financial analyst consensus estimate. Revenue rose 5.9% from a year ago to $481.2 million. Analysts were looking for $489.4 million in revenue. "We continued to buck industry trends in the second quarter, posting a 5.9% increase in revenue and 14.7% increase in EPS before special items," said Chief Executive Rich Zannino in a statement. "This short-term performance is especially gratifying given that it comes on top of dilution from Weekend Edition, where we are investing to fuel long-term profitable growth." Looking forward, Dow Jones says third-quarter earnings before special items should be "in the low teens cents per share range, compared to the 12 cents per share earned in the third quarter of 2005." Analysts are looking for the company to earn 17 cents a share. Shares rose 52 cents early Thursday to $34.