Shares of TreeHouse Foods ( THS - Get Report) were among the NYSE's winners Thursday, climbing 16% after the food manufacturer posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and boosted its full-year earnings guidance. The company earned $8.3 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $251.7 million. Excluding items, TreeHouse earned 24 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 19 cents a share, before items, and revenue of $242.5 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $4.9 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $171.9 million. TreeHouse now sees full-year adjusted earnings of $1.05 to $1.08 a share, up from an earlier view of 86 cents to 91 cents. Analysts project earnings of 97 cents a share. The stock was up $3.95 to $28.54. Shares of Borders Group rose 10% after hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he bought 11% of the book retailer. Ackman, speaking at the Value Investing Congress in New York, said he believes Borders stock could trade near $36 a share over the next 18 months. Shares of Borders recently changed hands at $23.71, up $2.17. Urban Outfitters ( URBN - Get Report) jumped 13% after the retailer posted in-line third-quarter earnings. The company earned $34.5 million, or 21 cents a share, on revenue of $308.4 million. Results included a tax benefit of $4.4 million, or 3 cents a share. Excluding the benefit, the company would have earned 18 cents a share, matching analysts' target. During the year-earlier quarter, the company earned $37.2 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $288.8 million. Shares were trading up $2.40 to $21.41.
Shares of Hansen Natural slid 7% after the company delayed releasing its third-quarter earnings and posted slightly lower-than-expected net sales for the period. The beverage maker said it won't post its earnings until it completes an investigation into its historical stock-option grants. The company did report net sales of $178.5 million, up 69% from a year earlier. Analysts expected sales of $178.8 million. Shares were trading down $2.96 to $27.06. World Fuel Services ( INT - Get Report) rose 6% after the fuel provider's third-quarter earnings exceeded expectations. The company earned $17.2 million, or 59 cents a share, on revenue of $2.78 billion. Analysts projected earnings of 53 cents a share. During the year-earlier period, World Fuel earned $10.7 million, or 44 cents a share, on revenue of $2.31 billion. Shares were up $2.37 to $45.31. W&T Offshore ( WTI - Get Report) shares were up 5%, boosted by better-than-expected earnings from the natural gas company. The company posted adjusted earnings of $51.9 million, or 71 cents a share, on revenue of $213.4 million. Analysts expected earnings of 58 cents a share, with revenue of $201.3 million. A year earlier, W&T earned $53.1 million, or 80 cents a share, on revenue of $153.4 million. Shares were trading up $1.90 to $36.67. NYSE volume leaders included Lucent Technologies , up 2 cents to $2.55; Pfizer ( PFE), down 38 cents to $26.24; AT&T ( T), down 36 cents to $34.01; Nortel , up 4 cents to $2; Motorola , down 17 cents to $21.30; BellSouth down 51 cents to $44.06; EMC ( EMC), up 43 cents to $12.52; Hewlett Packard ( HPQ), up 69 cents to $39.57; and Wal-Mart ( WMT - Get Report), down 18 cents to $46.85. Nasdaq volume leaders included Cisco Systems ( CSCO), up $1.88 to $26.98; Sirius Satellite Radio ( SIRI), up 17 cents to $4.29; Microsoft ( MSFT), up 28 cents to $29.26; Intel ( INTC), down 1 cent to $20.70; Juniper Networks ( JNPR), up 99 cents to $19.68; Sun Microsystems ( SUNW), up 2 cents to $5.47; Qualcomm ( QCOM), down $1.04 to $35.24; Apple Computer ( AAPL), up $1.29 to $83.74; and Level 3 Communications ( LVLT), up 9 cents to $5.63.