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JDS Uniphase Jumps as it Says Business Is Stabilizing

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Updated from 8:36 a.m. EDT

JDS Uniphase


was up 13.6% in midmorning trading after saying its sales were stabilizing and its first-quarter revenue will be about $325 million.

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Analysts are expecting the network equipment company to post a loss of 3 cents a share for the first quarter, on revenue of $357.4 million, according to Thomson Financial/First Call.

The company said forecasting remains difficult in the current economic climate, but it sees "early signs of stabilization" in its business.

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