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  • Stocks in Focus Thursday | 02/24/2011 | AXTI | PCLN | LAD | RA |

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    Thursday Feb 24, 2011, 12:02 am EST
    Stocks in Focus for Thursday- AXTI, PCLN, LAD, RA
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    AXT Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) announced that its Q4 profit jumped 75% over last year due to healthy growth in markets as well as continued gains. However, quarterly earnings failed to meet the expectations . The company's Q1 outlook also came below the analysts' expectations. Shares lost more than 8% in after-hours.

    PCLN - Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN)
    Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN) forecast Q1 earnings higher than analyst estimates and said it is expecting that travel bookings will increase as much as 50 %. Profit will be $2.34 to $2.44 a share compared to analysts predictions of $2.30 a share.

    LAD- Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD)
    Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today reported 2010 adjusted fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of $5.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. This compares to a 2009 adjusted fourth quarter net loss from continuing operations of $(0.7) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2010 revenue from continuing operations increased $130.7 million, or 30.8% to $555.6 million, compared to $424.9 million in the year-ago period.

    RA- RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE:RA)
    RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE:RA) announced Q4 EPS of $0.38 compared to average analyst estimates of $0.11. Revenue for the quarter came in at $127.6 million versus the consensus estimate of $121.2 million. Company also announced share buyback program worth $50 million.

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