Exxon, Cardinal Health, GM, Avon and Facebook are big market movers


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:


Avon Products Inc., down $1.56 to $13.72

The cosmetics company saw quarterly revenue decline on all fronts and will pay $135 million to settle a bribery investigation.

Exxon Mobil Corp., down $1 to $101.41

The energy giant’s quarterly profits fell 4 per cent as it produced less oil and natural gas and posted weaker refining results.

Cardinal Health Inc., down $4.39 to $65.12

The end of a big contract with Walgreen played out again in the prescription drug distributor’s quarterly performance.

General Motors Co., up 42 cents to $34.90

Despite an ongoing recall controversy, U.S. auto sales jumped 7 per cent in April, easily exceeding industry expectations.

Ford Motor Co., down 24 cents to $15.91

CEO Alan Mulally will be replaced by longtime Ford executive Mark Fields, and auto sales fell in April.


DirecTV, up $3.16 to $80.76

The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T is in talks to buy the satellite-TV company, which could upend the television industry.

Facebook Inc., up $1.37 to $61.15

The company revealed a mobile ad exchange that can make app developers more money and, in turn, more money for the social network.

Western Digital Corp., down $5.80 to $82.28

A weaker-than-expected outlook from the hard-drive maker overshadowed a 32 per cent spike in earnings growth for the quarter.

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