NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Ford Motor Co., up 11 cents to $16.55
Brisk demand for SUVs and pickups, plus a strong Memorial Day weekend, pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.
The Hillshire Brands Co., up $5.08 to $58.65
The food maker will speak with both Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride about a buyout after the latter upped its bid to $6.8 billion.
Wynn Resorts Ltd., down $9.79 to $208.23
International casinos are under pressure after the Asian gambling mecca Macau reported meagre revenue gains for the month of May.
Quiksilver Inc., down $2.38 to $3.41
A staple of 1990s beach culture is starting to show its age, with deep clothing discounts failing to snare a new generation.
Dollar General Corp., up $2.11 to $56.41
Sales are rising as the discount retailer rolls out its expansion plans, though it fell short of first-quarter profit projections.
Advanced Energy Industries Inc., down $1.24 to $17.76
Analysts with Needham and Citigroup downgraded the power conversion company after the resignation of its CEO Garry Rogerson.
American Woodmark Corp., up 31 cents to $28.05
Slim quarterly profits were forgiven as investors focused on the cabinet maker’s higher sales volumes and improved labour costs.
Applied Materials Inc., up 90 cents to $21.42
Jefferies initiates coverage of the supplier to the computer chip and solar sectors, saying it will benefit from consolidation.