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  • Valeant and NetApp are big market movers Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., down $15.85 to $229.06. Stage Stores Inc., down $4.95 to $11.95.

  • NEW YORK— Twitter's battered shares dipped below their IPO price on Thursday as investors worry about the company's ability to grow its user base. Shares of the San Francisco- based short messaging service fell 5.8 percent to close at $26, after trading as low as $25.92 during the day amid a broader market decline. Twitter went public in November 2013 at an initial...

  • UPDATE 1-United Tech in talks to buy Nortek - WSJ Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Aug 20- United Technologies Corp is in talks to buy residential products maker Nortek Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of Nortek, which makes ventilation and home security products, jumped as much as 25 percent to a record high of $92.96, valuing the company at about $1.48 billion. It was unclear where talks...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of The Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner Inc. fell on Thursday as concerns mount that more people are cutting the cord to traditional cable offerings in lieu of mobile viewing and a la carte options. The movement is impacting advertising revenue for companies like Disney and Time Warner. Time Warner, whose units include HBO and Turner, saw shares...

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japanese stocks fell for a third day to a near six-week low on Thursday on worries about China's economy, while SoftBank Group Corp soared on news its president will buy the company's shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.9 percent lower at 20,033.52, the lowest closing level since July 10. SoftBank jumped 2.2 percent and was the second most traded...

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japanese stocks fell for a third day to a three-week low on Thursday morning on worries about China's economy and Wall Street weakness, but SoftBank Group Corp soared on news its president will buy the company's shares. SoftBank jumped 3 percent and was the most traded stock by turnover after President Nikesh Arora said he is buying about 60 billion...

  • NetApp rises aftermarket on 1Q results and outlook for 2Q Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.— Shares of NetApp climbed in aftermarket trading Wednesday after the data storage company reported solid fiscal first-quarter results and gave an upbeat outlook for its current quarter. NetApp's adjusted net income and revenue were a bit better than Wall Street expected, and its estimates for the second quarter were above estimates.

  • American Eagle and Target are big market movers Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. American Eagle Outfitters Inc., down $1.37 to $16.90. The parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell named Micky Pant the new CEO of its China division as it works to reverse a sales skid.

  • Shares of the world's biggest oil companies were battered after the report, with Exxon Mobil, BP, Marathon Oil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips all sliding to multiyear lows. A combination of increasing supplies and slow growth in the world economy, including weaker growth in China and a shrinking economy in Japan, cut into demand and made for a big drop in prices in the...

  • Alibaba to add Nestle executive Wan Ling Martello to board Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Alibaba named Nestle executive Wan Ling Martello to its board of directors Wednesday.. International brands, such as Macy's, are opening stores on the site to reach Chinese customers, and Alibaba is working to get Chinese companies to sell outside the country. Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. fell $1.03, or 1.4 percent, to $72.85 Wednesday.

  • Wal-Mart and Home Depot are big market movers Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down $2.43 to $69.48. The Home Depot Inc., up $3.10 to $122.80.

  • NEW YORK— Abercrombie& Fitch shares traded lower Tuesday after the teen retailer announced a series of changes for its namesake brand. The company named a new president for the Abercrombie& Fitch and abercrombie kids brands in October and company CEO Mike Jeffries resigned in December. Abercrombie& Fitch Co. stock fell $1.20, or 6.3 percent, to $17.97.

  • Pay raises, store spruce-ups crimp Wal-Mart's profit Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but they're causing more pain to the bottom line than expected. Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, is facing challenges on all fronts that have resulted in its shares falling 16 percent this year. "The changes we need to...

  • Wal-Mart earnings miss estimates; company cuts outlook Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    Aug 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year forecast, sending its shares down 2.6 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. Net profit attributable to Wal-Mart fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $4.1 billion, or $1.21 per share, a year earlier.

  • Urban Outfitters edges lower in aftermarket trading Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Shares of Urban Outfitters slipped in late trading as the clothing and accessories retailer gave a mixed view of its business, saying sales at its stores have slowed down in August. For the second quarter in a row, Urban Outfitters said its profit fell because it spent more money on direct-to-consumer sales and moved an order fulfillment center.

  • Sprint and Zulily are big market movers Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Sprint Corp., up 42 cents to $4.60. Target Corp., up 19 cents to $78.98.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. stocks rose on Monday after strong economic data boosted the housing sector and as investors bought recently battered shares in biotech and media.

  • Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by less demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products and a stronger dollar. Shares of Estee Lauder, which also makes M.A.C and Bobbi Brown makeup products, fell 2 percent to $86.85 in premarket trading on Monday. Net income attributable to Estee Lauder...

  • New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, cut its stake in SPDR Gold Trust by 1 million shares to 9.2 million shares worth $1.04 billion in the quarter ending June 30, according to the 13 F-HR filing. Paulson& Co also cut its stake in AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, and left stakes unchanged in IAMGOLD Corp and NovaGold Resources Inc..

  • Aug 14- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's hedge fund, Trian Partners, has picked up a more than 7 percent stake in Sysco Corp for about $1.6 billion, calling the largest U.S. food distributor's shares "undervalued." Sysco's shares jumped 8.7 percent to a 20- month high of $41.87 in afternoon trading on Friday. Trian, which becomes Sysco's largest shareholder...