NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
General Motors Co., down 25 cents to $36.27
The Detroit automaker fired 15 employees over a failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that led to at least 13 deaths.
Rite Aid Corp., down 63 cents to $7.87
Rising drug costs and diminished reimbursement rates have forced the drug store to cut its earnings expectations for next year.
Joy Global Inc., up $3.85 to $61.70
The mining equipment maker stuck by its full-year outlook despite a bruising second quarter in which net income fell by 59 per cent.
Barnes & Noble Inc., up 67 cents to $19.57
The book store is teaming up with Samsung to develop its Nook e-reader, which will allow it to focus on improving its software.
PVH Corp., down $10.59 to $120.09
The retail sector continues to struggle and the company behind the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger cut its profit expectations.
Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., up 97 cents to $9.05
The Food and Drug Administration lifted its hold on a clinical study of the drugmaker’s experimental pancreatic cancer treatment.
Vera Bradley Inc., down $1.36 to $23.89
The retailer’s CEO said that the retail environment has become a lot more harsh than it had anticipated just two months ago.
Lululemon Athletica Inc., down 11 cents to $42.87
Sterne Agee upgrades the yoga gear retailer but only after a 27 per cent slump for its shares this year.