Shares of D.R. Horton ( DHI) were among the NYSE's winners Tuesday, climbing 7% after the homebuilder posted better-than-expected first-quarter results. For the period ended Dec. 31, the company earned $109.7 million, or 35 cents a share, on revenue of $2.8 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial expected earnings of 33 cents a share and revenue of $2.76 billion. In the year-earlier quarter, Horton earned $310.1 million, or 98 cents a share, on revenue of $2.84 billion. Orders in the latest quarter fell to 8,771 units from 11,463 in the year-earlier period. Still, shares were adding $1.82 to $28.95. Shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI) rose 8% after the company received a contract from Peru LNG worth more than $1.5 billion. The contract calls for Chicago Bridge to construct a liquefied natural gas plant in Peru. The plant will have a designed production capacity of 4.45 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year. Shares of Chicago Bridge were trading up $1.99 to $28.41. Jacobs Engineering ( JEC) rose 7% after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and raised its guidance. For the period ended Dec. 31, the construction services outfit earned $61.3 million, or $1.01 a share, up from $43 million, or 72 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue climbed to $2.02 billion from $1.68 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 89 cents a share, with revenue of $2.03 billion. Jacobs Engineering now sees fiscal 2007 earnings of $4 to $4.30 a share, up from an earlier projection of $3.75 to $4.05 a share. Analysts, on average, project earnings per share of $3.96. Shares were trading up $6.27 to $86.73.