Electronics Boutique Rises

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Electronics Boutique (ELBO ) posted 16 cents, vs. 7 cents second-quarter earnings per share on a 20% total revenue rise, and posted a 2.2% same-store sales decline. The video-game retailer raised the fiscal 2005 earnings per share guidance to $2.02 to $2.10. S&P reiterates accumulate. WR Hambrecht raised its estimates.

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