Broadcom Climbs 7.9% on Earnings - TheStreet

Communications chipmaker

Broadcom

(BRCM)

rose 7.5% in early trading on its post-close report that third-quarter earnings rose to 20 cents per share from 12 cents a year-ago, exceeding the Street's forecast of 24 cents.

Credit Suisse First Boston

raised 2000 and 2001 earnings estimates for the company.