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September 27, 2012  Thu 7:32 AM CT


Strong Results Drive Shares Higher

Recreational-vehicle maker Thor Industries earned $0.84 a share, beating the $0.77 average analyst estimate. Revenue of $888 million also beat the $886.8 million forecast, and outlook remained optimistic. THO rallied 11 percent before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Landec Beats on the Top and Bottom Lines

Polymer company Landec reported first-quarter profit of $0.10 a share on revenue of $102.1 million. Analysts had expected just $0.08 and $91.77 million, respectively. LNDC advances 4 percent in early trading.

H.B. Fuller Struggles With Revenue Goals

H.B. Fuller, which makes adhesives, reported inline profit for its third quarter, but the top line missed. Guidance was also weak going forward, with full-year revenue now seen at no more than $1.9 billion. FUL, which had previously expected $2.10 billion to $2.15 billion, drops 7 percent before the bell.

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