|10:16 EDT||FNSR, CIEN, JDSU, INFN, JNPR||Networking equipment makers climb after Ciena reports strong results|
A number of networking equipment makers are advancing after one of the companies in the sector, Ciena (CIEN), reported a large gain in its quarterly earnings per share, or EPS, earlier today. Ciena reported first quarter adjusted EPS of 12c, versus a loss of 17c during the same period in 2012. The company's revenue was slightly higher than analysts forecast and Ciena noted that its gross margin exceeded its own expectations. The company added that order flow was solid during the quarter, as more customers moved from the planning stage to deployments. Meanwhile, Ciena provided second quarter revenue guidance that bracketed expectations. In early trading, Juniper (JNPR) climbed 4.5% to $21, Finisar (FNSR) gained 5% to $15.75, Infinera Corp. (INFN) rose 5% to $7, JDS Uniphase (JDSU) advanced 7% to $15 and Ciena rallied 14% to $17.