Shares of Pool ( POOL) were among the Nasdaq's losers Friday, sinking 10% after the pool equipment distributor lowered its 2006 earnings projection.

The company now sees earnings of $1.74 to $1.75 a share, down from an earlier forecast of $1.82 a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call projected earnings of $1.81 a share. Pool said its full-year results were pulled down by a fourth-quarter loss of 8 cents to 10 cents a share. Analysts expected a fourth-quarter loss of just a penny a share. Pool blamed the shortfall on lower gross margins, flat base business sales growth, and a negative contribution from the opening of 17 new locations in 2006.

Looking ahead, Pool forecast 2007 earnings of $2 to $2.10 a share. Analysts project earnings of $2.15 a share. Shares recently were trading down $4.33 to $36.25.

Shares of RC2 ( RCRC) tumbled 10% after the toymaker warned that fourth-quarter revenue will be lower than expected. The company estimates that revenue will be flat to slightly down from about $154 million a year ago. Analysts anticipated revenue of $169.3 million.

RC2 also expects full-year earnings to be below its previous forecast of $2.52 to $2.62 a share. Analysts project earnings of $2.68 a share. The company said that increased costs of zinc, a key component in its die-cast products, hurt its results. Shares were trading down $4.43 to $40.10.

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