NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Darden Restaurants Inc., up $1.36 to $50.66
Fourth-quarter revenue slipped 1 per cent, hurt by a sales drop at its Red Lobster chain, which it has said it plans to sell or spin off.
Exelon Corp., up $1.18 to $32.55
Credit Suisse said the competitive power sector has reached a bottom and upgraded the energy provider to “Outperform.”
Media General Inc., up 10 cents to $17.44
The company is buying fellow TV broadcaster LIN Media in a deal worth about $1.6 billion in cash and stock.
Tiffany & Co., down 44 cents to $90.73
The jewelry company posted a loss for its fourth quarter, hurt by a charge tied to an unfavourable arbitration ruling.
Visa Inc., up $1.55 to $223.37
A federal appeals court handed card companies a victory when it ruled the Federal Reserve was authorized to cap debit card swipe fees.
Nike Inc., down $4.06 to $75.21
Nike said strong global demand for its athletic goods helped third-quarter profit, but investors were disappointed with the company’s guidance.
Symantec Corp., down $2.70 to $18.20
The security software maker fired its CEO, Steve Bennett, and named a temporary replacement.
Versartis Inc., up $10.37 to $31.37
Shares of the biotech drugmaker soared on their first day of trading, continuing a strong streak in IPOs for the health care sector.