American Community Properties Trust, a St. Charles home builder and developer, said it earned $1.2 million (24 cents a share) in the first quarter, compared with $392,000 (8 cents) in the same period a year ago.

Revenue rose to $14.1 million from $10 million. The stock rose 26 cents yesterday to close at $10.86.

* Bresler & Reiner Inc., a Washington-based owner and operator of commercial real estate, said it earned $292,000 (11 cents a share) in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $161,000 (6 cents) a year earlier. Revenue rose to $14.4 million from $7.1 million. The stock closed unchanged at $57 yesterday, before the earnings announcement.

* Comtex News Network Inc., an Alexandria wholesaler of electronic real-time news, narrowed its loss to $68,000 (0 cents a share) on $2 million in revenue in its fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, from a loss of $135,000 (1 cent) on $2.3 million in revenue in the year-ago quarter.

For the nine months ended March 31 the company lost $1.4 million (10 cents) on $6.1 million in revenue, compared with a loss of $220,000 (2 cents) on $7.1 million in revenue in the same period last year. Shares closed unchanged at 14 cents yesterday.