NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:
Target Corp., up $4.59 to $76.03
The retailer raised its profit forecast and its sales projections for the fourth quarter with the holiday season approaching.
Lowe’s Cos., down $2.03 to $67.02
The home improvement retailer’s profit fell because of a series of charges and weak customer traffic.
TJX Cos., up $2.90 to $76.39
The parent of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls reported a bigger profit and better sales than investors expected.
LinkedIn Corp., up $2.42 to $193.47
European regulators said Microsoft is offering new concessions, which could improve the chances its offer for LinkedIn will be approved.
Agilent Technologies Inc., up 78 cents to $46.18
The scientific instrument maker’s net income and sales surpassed Wall Street projections.
Morgan Stanley, down 81 cents to $39.19
After a huge rally following the presidential election, banks took the biggest losses on the market Wednesday.
General Dynamics Corp., down $2.18 to $165.84
Industrial companies like defence contractors, which have been on a strong run, traded lower.
Autodesk Inc., up $2.42 to $77.57
Tech stocks continued to reverse their recent losses and gained ground.