Libbey ( LBY), the maker of dishes, advanced 23% after the company posted stronger-than-expected second-quarter results.

Sales increased 9.3% to $158 million from $144.5 million in the prior year. Libbey reported a loss of $9.6 million, or 68 cents a share, for the quarter, but that included charges. Before items, Libbey would have earned 27 cents a share, 12 cents above the consensus estimate.

Last year, Libbey lost $900,000, or 6 cents a share.

The company also said it expects third- and fourth-quarter sales to increase by 4% to 5% from last year's pro forma results. Additionally, Libbey said it's on schedule to begin production in early 2007 at its new glass tableware production facility in China.

Shares of Libbey were adding $1.47 to $7.96.