NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Hormel Foods Corp., up $2.06 to $49.92
The maker of Spam and Dinty Moore stew reported a 21 per cent jump in quarterly profit, topping Wall Street expectations.
Hertz Global Holdings Inc., down 23 cents to $30.10
Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken an 8.5 per cent stake in the rental car company and may seek representation on its board.
Hewlett-Packard Co., up $1.88 to $37
The personal computer and printer maker reported a 29 per cent quarterly profit drop, but its adjusted results met expectations.
Stage Stores Inc., down $1.47 to $17.03
The department store retailer reported worse-than-expected quarterly financial results and lowered its full-year guidance.
Sears Holdings Inc., down $2.57 to $33.38
The retailer reported a hefty second-quarter loss on another sales slump and plans to cut more costs, including closing stores.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., up 78 cents to $18.55
The biotechnology company said its potential cellulite drug met key goals and improved appearance in a midstage clinical trial.
America’s Car-Mart Inc., up $4.67 to $41.86
The automotive retailer reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, though revenue at established stores declined.
Bon-Ton Stores Inc., up $1.16 to $10.21
The department store operator reported a narrower quarterly loss on an increase in sales, while sales at established stores increased.