GM, Yelp, Aflac, LinkedIn and Buffalo Wild Wings are big market movers

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


General Motors Co., up $1.17 to $37.23

Investors looked past the automaker’s one-time expenses during a strong third quarter in which revenue rose 4 per cent.

Yelp Inc., down $1.78 to $67.05

Losses widened for the online review site and it announced that it would sell 3.7 million new shares.

Aflac Inc., down $1.98 to $65.02

The insurer was slammed by the falling value of the yen in Japan, where the company does a substantial part of its business.

Range Resources Corp., up $2.76 to $77.40

The independent energy company beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter as it grew more efficient and costs fell.

LinkedIn Corp., down $23.03 to $224.11

The professional networking service boosted its user base and increased revenue, but turning a profit is still problematic.


Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., down 81 cents to $17.14

Record-breaking sales of the latest installment of “Grand Theft Auto” game, drove the game maker’s profits sharply higher.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., up $11.71 to $141.22

A growing base of restaurants, falling costs and a strong outlook grabbed the attention of a lot of investors.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $9.72 to $60.01

The drugmaker revealed that federal regulators have joined an ongoing investigation of the company.