Learning Tree International (NASDAQ:LTRE) announced a quarterly loss of 10 cents per diluted share, down from earnings of 17 cents in the same quarter last year. Results were hurt by a 28% plunge in revenue year over year, as well as a one-time expense in anticipation of settling a U.S. Government claim. The company characterized the economic conditions of the past year as the most severe seen during the company's 35 year history. Learning Tree shares fell 6 and a half percent in Friday trading.
Ulticom (ULCM), provider of components serving the telecommunications industry, announced a quarterly loss of 8 cents per share. That compares to a 20 cent loss in the same quarter last year. Revenues were up 4% year over year but declined 9% sequentially. The company said the recession continues to weigh on carrier spending. Shares of Ulticom fell more than 10%.
Quicksilver Gas Services (KGS) announced an agreement with Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) to purchase midstream assets associated with the Alliance project for just over 87 million dollars. In connection with the deal, Quicksilver Gas Resources announced it priced an offering of 4 million common units at 21 dollars and 10 cents each. The company said it will draw on its credit facility to fund the purchase, and then later pay down the facility with the proceeds from the offering. Shares of Quicksilver Gas Services fell about 6 and three quarters percent.
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