Ruby TuesdayRuby Tuesday ( RT) was on the rise after Wednesday's closing bell, gaining 2.6% to $14.37 on volume of around 150,000, after the company reported a strong quarterly profit. The Maryville, Tenn.-based casual restaurant operator said it earned $4.6 million, or 7 cents a share, in the three months ended Nov. 30, up from a year-ago equivalent profit of $400,000, or a penny per share, and well ahead of the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters for earnings of a nickel per share. It was the ninth straight quarter that Ruby Tuesday topped Wall Street's expectations for its quarterly results. The stock closed the regular session at $14.01, up 9 cents, on volume of around 785,000, ahead of the issue's trailing three-month daily average of 530,000, and the shares are coming off a stellar 2010 when they appreciated more than 80%. Going into the report, five of the eight analysts covering Ruby Tuesday were at either strong buy (2) or buy (3), but the stock was bumping against Wall Street's median 12-month price target of $14.63.