NCR's ( NCR) stock was on the rise early Thursday after the company said its full-year earnings should exceed its prior forecast. Excluding items, NCR expects to earn $1.35 to $1.40 a share for 2007, surpassing its earlier projection of $1.20 to $1.25. Shares of NCR were gaining 7.3% to $22.50 ahead of the open. The stock has traded in a range of $19.64 to $57.50 in the past 52 weeks. NCR, a developer of technology that makes payments and other transactions faster, said full-year revenue growth from continuing operations should be about 8%, rather than the 5% to 6% previously expected. The company will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results Jan. 30.