Nordstrom, Monster Beverage, Dillard’s, and Gilead Sciences are big market movers

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

NYSE

Nordstrom Inc., down $3.58 to $65.11

The luxury department store operator reported quarterly sales at established stores, a key sales measure, below Wall Street expectations.

Dillard’s Inc., down $9.49 to $106.11

The department store operator reported a slight boost in quarterly profit, but the results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

Agilent Technologies Inc., up $1.96 to $57.58

The scientific instrument maker reported an increase in third-quarter profit and revenue, beating Wall Street expectations.

Nasdaq

Monster Beverage Corp., up $21.84 to $93.49

Coca-Cola is paying $2.15 billion to buy a 16.7 per cent stake in the energy drink company and put two directors on its board.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, up 81 cents to $9.25

The drug developer reported positive results from a 12-person, midstage study of its experimental hepatitis C treatment ACH-3102.

Applied Materials Inc., up $1.33 to $22.48

The computer chip equipment maker reported better-than-expected third-quarter profit and forecast a positive revenue outlook.

Gilead Sciences Inc., up $3.13 to $99.49

The drug developer said an arbitration panel rejected a patent infringement claim by a rival related to a hepatitis C drug.

Autodesk Inc., up $3.62 to $52.66

The design software and services company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its fiscal guidance.

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