3Com Up 13% in Preopen on Stronger-Than-Expected Results

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3Com (COMS) was up 13% in preopen Island trading. After the close Thursday, the company posted a second-quarter loss of 15 cents per share, better than the Street's estimate of a 20-cent loss. The network equipment maker lost 12 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. The stock is down sharply since the company issued a warning in early December.