Miles J. Stoner, @StockHollywood

Dallas, Texas

8.25.2010

Aug 26

Milestone Financial Investments L.L.C.
  • Nasdaq-100 After-Hours Indicator Up 0.31 at 1791.19.
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve has begun taking the first steps to crack down on debit-card transaction fees, with the battle between merchants and banks moving from the legislative to the regulatory arena.
  1. Hain Celestial Group Inc.'s (HAIN:$20.65,00$0.41,002.03%) fiscal fourth-quarter profit surged on higher charges posted a year ago and improved margins, as the organic food company reported lower sales for the fifth consecutive quarter.
    • Hitting New After-Hours Highs Late - Touching Fresh Top at 21.90.
  2. Hansen Medical (HNSN:$1.48,00$0.04,002.78%) said it has signed an agreement with a division of St. Jude Medical, Inc. to commercialize new products based on the companies' complementary technologies for treating patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders.
    • Jumping 8% in Night Trade.
  3. Jo-Ann Stores Inc. (JAS:$36.8200,$0.3900,1.07%) said it swung to a second-quarter profit of $5.4 million, or 20 cents a share, from a loss of $3.2 million, or 13 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Sales rose 4.7% to $439.3 million. Sales at stores open one year rose 4.4%.
    • In after-hours trade it pop'd 5% after reportedly topping Q2 expectations.
  4. JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU:$10.2225,$0.1525,1.51%) said it swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $ 1.5 million, or 1 cent a share, compared to a net loss of $63.6 million, or 29 cents a share, for the same period last year. Revenue grew 43% to $390.9 million. On a non-GAAP basis, the company said it earned 15 cents a share on revenue of $398.1
    • Early after-hours low of 9.50, firming to still downside levels between 9.93 and 9.80.
  5. Guess (GES:$38.2300,$0.7800,2.08%) slumped lower in evening trade after beating Q2 estimates but also setting mixed guidance.
    • -7.8% after hours.
  6. Rue21 Inc (RUE:$23.62,00$0.97,004.28%) posted quarterly earnings that beat estimates by a cent on better margins, but the teen apparel retailer's third-quarter profit forecast fell short of market expectations.
  7. Aviat Networks Inc.'s (AVNW:$3.84,00$-0.03,00-0.78%) fiscal fourth-quarter loss widened significantly amid write-downs while results fell short of analysts' expectations.
    • The are also closing a company in Nc.
  8. Shoe Carnival Inc.'s (SCVL:$18.81,00$0.57,003.12%) fiscal second-quarter profit more than quadrupled to a record on strong sales and higher margins.
    • But shares fell 3% to $18.24 in after-hours trading as the shoe retailer's sales were at the low end of its guidance. The stock was down 8% this year as of the close.
UPSIDE MOVERS
  1. SMTC: 16.76 to 17.76
  2. HAIN: 20.31 to 21.90
  3. HNSN: 1.47 to 1.60
  4. CEPH: 57.30 to 57.95
  5. JAS: 36.82 to 39.19
  6. TIVO (TIVO:$8.465,0$0.125,01.50%) : 8.23 to 8.56

DOWNSIDE MOVERS
  1. SIGM: 10.77 to 10.26
  2. JDSU: 10.24 to 9.50
  3. GES: 39.03 to 35.35