12:50 PM New York – AAR net tumbled 59% but revenues jumped 5%. Finish Line lifted comparable sales forecast despite profit in the second-quarter plunged 15%. Twitter surged 20% on media report that the microblogging site is exploring merger talks.]
Tollbooth Index fell 33.16 or 0.3% to 11,059.24.
) jumped 5.5% or $1.60 to $30.61 after the aircraft equipment maker said sales in the first-quarter ending on September 3 advanced 4.7% from a year ago to $404.8 million.
Net income in the quarter tumbled 58.5% to $9.5 million or 28 cents per diluted share compared to the $22.9 million or 65 per share from the same quarter last year.
Finish Line Inc
) slipped 69 cents to $23.30 after the specialty retailer said revenues in the second-quarter ending on August 27 jumped 5.4% from a year ago to $509.4 million.
Comparable store sales in the quarter soared 5.1%.
Net income in the quarter plunged 14.7% to $22.1 million or 53 cents per diluted share compared to the $25.9 million or 57 cents per share from the same quarter last year.
The retailer forecasted comparable store sales to increase between 3% and 5% and diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.50 to $1.56.
) surged 20.3% or $3.79 to $22.43 after Reuters and CNBC reported that the micro-blogging website is initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, including Google and Salesforce.com.