Shares of Constellation Brands ( STZ) were among the NYSE's losers Thursday, sinking 10% after the wine and liquor maker missed third-quarter earnings expectations and lowered its full-year targets. For the quarter ended Nov. 30, Constellation earned $108 million, or 45 cents a share, down from $109 million, or 46 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding certain items, latest-quarter earnings were 58 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected a profit of 60 cents a share on this basis. Sales rose to $1.5 billion from $1.27 billion a year earlier, in line with the Wall Street estimate. The company, citing weakness in the U.K. wine market, cut its full-year earnings outlook to a range of $1.65 to $1.70 a share from the previous forecast of $1.72 to $1.76. Shares of Constellation were down $2.94 to $25.46. Several retailers were trading lower after posting disappointing December sales. Hot Topic ( HOTT) shares tumbled 20% after the teen-apparel seller reported a 5.1% drop in same-store sales and cut its fourth-quarter earnings forecast. The company now sees earnings of 20 cents to 22 cents a share, below its earlier guidance of 33 cents to 38 cents a share. Analysts forecast earnings of 33 cents a share. Hot Topic recently was down $2.77 to $10.77. Women's apparel seller Cache ( CACH) fell 16% after the company posted a 4% same-store sales rise and lowered its fourth-quarter projections. The company, noting weaker-than-expected sales in the latter part of December, said it expects fourth-quarter earnings of 28 cents to 30 cents a share, well below its prior projection of 47 cents to 49 cents. Wall Street anticipated earnings of 49 cents a share. Shares were down $4.08 to $20.70.