Avon, Walgreens, L Brands, WD-40 and Yahoo are big market movers

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


Alcoa Inc. (AA), up 9 cents to $10.59

The aluminum producer reported a boost in second-quarter profit and revenue, though earnings still fell short of forecasts.

Avon Products Inc. (AVP), down 3 cents to $5.97

The cosmetic products company sold its U.K.-based Liz Earle natural skincare brand to Walgreens for about $215.5 million.

L Brands Inc. (LB), down $2.07 to $83.92

The parent company for Victoria’s Secret reported a boost in June same-store sales, but it fell short of Wall Street expecations.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (PBR), up 24 cents to $8.28

Brazil has identified as much as $17 billion worth of suspicious activity that may be related to a scandal at the oil company.


WD-40 Co. (WDFC), down $5.96 to $82.86

The maintenance and cleaning products maker lowered its annual outlook, citing a strong U.S. dollar and conflict in Ukraine.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA), up $3.64 to $89.55

The drugstore chain operator reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter profit and named Stefano Pessina as CEO.

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO), up 38 cents to $37.61

The technology company is moving into the daily fantasy sports market by offering a product that offers possible cash prizes.

QLogic Corp. (QLGC), down $2.98 to $11.00

The network infrastructure products company lowered its fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue outlook citing weak demand.