Earnings after the bell moved several tech, retail and other stocks Tuesday, including a big jump from Versant ( VSNT). The database management provider's shares were recently soaring 18%, after reporting solid second-quarter earnings and boosting full-year guidance. For the quarter ended April 30, the company reported revenue of $5.2 million, compared to $3.8 million for the year-ago period. The company earned $1.9 million, or 53 cents a share, for the quarter, compared to $1.2 million, or 32 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Looking forward, the company said it expected full-year revenue to grow 10%, driven primarily by license revenue growth. Shares were trading up $3.51 to $22.50. Coldwater Creek ( CWTR) also received a jolt after reporting earnings. Shares of the women's retailer soared 12%, after reporting a first-quarter profit of $12 million, or 13 cents a share, compared to $11.6 million, or 12 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. The company reported net sales of $281.3 million for the quarter, compared to $215.3 million in the comparable period last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected earnings of 8 cents a share on revenue of $264.5 million. Shares were up $2.60 to $23.50. Euroseas ( ESEA), the Greece-based oceanic shipping company, jumped 11% after announcing it had doubled first-quarter profits. The company reported net income of $9.5 million, or 58 cents per share, up from $3.4 million, or 28 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Analysts expected income of 46 cents a share. Shares were up $1.21 to $12.25.
Smithfield Foods ( SFD) sunk 5.7% after the meat processor warned its fourth-quarter profits could fall short of Wall Street's expectations. In a statement after the bell, the company estimated earnings of 30 cents to 35 cents a share for the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended last month. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had an average estimate for earnings of 44 cents a share. The company blamed the expected shortfall on rising costs in hog production and its cattle feed business, hurt by the rising price of corn. Shares were trading down $1.87 to $30.88. VeriFone Holdings ( PAY) sank 3.8% after reporting a much smaller first-quarter profit. The company, which provides electronic transaction automation systems, reported net income of $4.9 million, or 6 cents a share, compared to $15 million, or 23 cents a share in the year-ago period. VeriFone said the decrease was due mainly to acquisition and increased stock-based compensation-related costs. The company also increased its second-quarter guidance, but still fell short of analysts' estimates. It now expects net income of $14 million, or 17 cents a share, up from earlier guidance of $13.2 million, or 13 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect 38 cents a share. Shares were down $1.40 to $35.65. Borders Group ( BGP) eased 4% after reporting a wider first-quarter loss after the bell. The bookseller lost $35.9 million, or 61 cents a share, up from $20.2 million, or 31 cents, in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected a loss of 38 cents a share. Shares were down 93 cents to $22.39 in recent trading.