posted third-quarter earnings of 46 cents per share, meeting the
First Call/Thomson Financial
forecast and beating the year-ago 35-cent result.
The company said revenue growth of 20% to 21% is possible next year and indicated it is comfortable with analysts' earnings estimates of $2.29 per share for 2001. Gateway lifted other PC stocks slightly.
was up 0.3% in preopen
was up 0.9%.