Shares of CheckFree ( CKFR) climbed Wednesday, a day after the company topped Wall Street's forecast for the quarter. CheckFree's stock recently added 5.2%, or $2.02, to $41.22. CheckFree said late Tuesday that it earned $35.3 million, or 39 cents a share, in its second quarter vs. $33.8 million, or 36 cents a share in the year-ago quarter. Excluding certain items, the Atlanta-based online payment firm earned $41.8 million, or 46 cents a share, rising from $41 million, or 44 cents a share, in the same period last year. On that basis, CheckFree beat the average analyst estimate of 42 cents a share. Revenue totaled $237.2 million, rising 11% from $213.8 million a year ago and beating the consensus of $232.9 million. "Transaction data in the bill pay business was still mixed, though encouraging in the highly scrutinized CSP consumer service providers, i.e., banks channel where CheckFree reported sequential transaction growth of 7%, at the top end of the expected range," wrote Goldman Sachs analyst Elizabeth Grausam in a Tuesday note. "Non-CSP transactions were weak (down 7% quarter-over-quarter), but better than expected pricing due to mix shift more than offset the transaction weakness," she wrote. She has a buy rating on the shares and her firm has an investment banking relationship with CheckFree.