Shares of SunPower ( SPWR) were among the Nasdaq's winners Thursday, jumping 11% after the solar-cell producer posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and projected third-quarter results ahead of forecasts. The company earned $5.4 million, or 8 cents a share, on revenue of $54.7 million. Excluding items, SunPower earned $7.5 million, or 11 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 6 cents a share on revenue of $51.6 million. A year earlier, the company recorded a loss of $6.3 million, with revenue of $16.4 million. Looking ahead, SunPower sees third-quarter earnings of 13 cents to 15 cents a share, excluding items. The company predicts revenue of $60 million to $62 million. Analysts project earnings of 10 cents a share and revenue of $59 million. SunPower shares were trading up $2.91 to $29.35. Johnson Controls ( JCI) slid 10% after the auto-parts supplier posted mixed third-quarter results and projected fourth-quarter earnings below Wall Street's expectation. For the quarter ended June 30, the company posted earnings from continuing operations of $336 million, or $1.70 a share, including one-time items that added 2 cents to EPS. Analysts expected earnings of $1.68 a share. Revenue totaled $8.39 billion, short of analysts' forecast of $8.43 billion. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $255 million, or $1.31 a share, on revenue of $7.06 billion. Johnson Controls forecast fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.86 to $1.91 a share. Analysts project earnings of $1.95 a share. Shares were trading down $7.96 to $73.31. Safeway ( SWY) shares jumped 7% after the supermarket operator posted higher-than-anticipated second-quarter results and raised its guidance. The company earned $246.2 million, or 55 cents a share, up from $134 million, or 30 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding a one-time gain of $58.5 million, the company earned 42 cents a share, easily topping analysts' forecast of 36 cents a share. Revenue rose to $9.37 billion from $8.8 billion, surpassing Wall Street's target of $9.26 billion. "These improved results were driven by strong sales growth, a healthy expansion in nonfuel gross margin and significant operating and administrative expense leverage," the grocer said.