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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2012 -- Quality Distribution Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTY) operates a chemical bulk tank truck network in North America through its wholly owned subsidiary, Quality Carriers, Inc. (QCI) is a provider of International Organization for Standardization (intermodal ISO) tank container and depot services in North America through its wholly owned subsidiary, Boasso America Corporation (Boasso), which also includes Greensville Transport Company (Greensville).Quality Distribution (NASDAQ: QLTY) released its earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $222.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $232.54 million. During the same quarter in 2011, the company posted $0.20 earnings per share. Quality Distribution’s revenue was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year.
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STEC Inc. (NASDAQ:STEC) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted loss per share of 33 cents, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 36 cents loss per share. The adjusted or non-GAAP loss per share excludes employee severance fees, litigation costs and deferred tax valuation allowance, but includes stock-based compensation expense. The quarter's earnings dropped 451.0% from the year-ago level. The disappointing result was due to higher costs, lower pricing and market share loss. Total revenue for the third quarter was $42.1 million, down 42.0% on a year-over-year basis. The sales decline was due to market share loss. The reported gross margin in the quarter was 37.0%, down from 45.8% in the year-ago quarter. Higher percentage of fixed production overhead and labor costs on revenue and competitive pricing pulled down the gross margin. This was partially offset by favorable flash-component costs.Operating margin was (50.9%) versus 7.6% in the year-ago quarter. The company's total operating expenses increased 33.5% on a year-over-year basis. Higher operating expenses were mainly due to 73.9%, 16.5% and 25.2% year-over-year increases in general and administrative, research and development, and selling and marketing expenses, respectively.Net loss on a GAAP basis was $19.8 million or 42 cents per diluted share compared to a net income of $4.8 million or 9 cents in the year-ago quarter.After excluding non-recurring items associated with cost of sales and operating expenses after taxes but including stock-based compensation expense, adjusted net loss for the third quarter was $15.5 million or 33 cents per diluted share. There were no such one-time items recorded in the year-ago quarter.
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Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), designs and markets home fragrance products and decorative accessories, as well as weight management products, nutritional supplements and energy drinks. Blyth Inc.(NYSE:BTH)is currently trading at $17.5down -8.0%in pre-market on 2400 shares traded. BTH's RSI is currently at 15.61 which indicates that the stock is oversold. BTH is trading-40.90%below its 50 day moving average and-45.47%below its 200 day moving average. BTH is-58.62%below its 52-week high and1.77%above its 52-week low. BTH's PE ratio is 8.57 and their market cap is $327.90M.
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Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS), along with its subsidiaries, provides optimized product realization solutions through a product realization value stream service model. It provides these services to original equipment manufacturers and other technology companies in the wireline/networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, industrial/commercial and defense/security/aerospace market sectors. Plexus Corp. (NasdaqNM:PLXS) is very active today and traded between $19.63 - 21.08 with total traded volume of 1253468 shares. At a current price of 20.08, PLXS is -7.88 - -28.18% from the previous close of $27.96. Moreover, At Current Market Price, PLXS is in distance of -32.08% from its 50-day Moving Average price of $29.5659 and -32.26% from its 200-day Moving Average price of $29.6439.
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