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Earnings roundup: Fifth & Pacific, Zale

Among the earnings stories for Thursday, Feb. 21, from The Associated Press:

— Fifth & Pacific Cos., a clothing, accessory and fragrance maker whose lines include Kate Spade and Lucky Brand, said its fourth-quarter net income tumbled 75 percent.

— Zale Corp.'s fiscal second-quarter net income climbed 43 percent during the critical holiday period, as shoppers snapped up items from its exclusive collections.

— Shares of Taser International Inc. tumbled after the stun gun maker reported a fourth-quarter profit that was slightly better than expected but failed to impress investors.

— Toro Co.'s fiscal first-quarter net income jumped 58 percent, helped by strong demand for certain kinds of landscaping and irrigation equipment.