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  • Rite Aid and Pier 1 are big market movers Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Rite Aid Corp., down $1.23 to $5.41. Pier 1 Imports Inc., down $2.88 to $12.66.

  • *Visa exploring options for 5.5 pct stake in Monitise. *Visa fourth-biggest stakeholder in Monitise. Sept 18- Monitise Plc lost more than a third of its market value after Visa Inc, its biggest customer, revealed plans to divest its stake in the company and pursue development of its own mobile payment systems.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $54.01. DuPont Co. rose $1.93 or 2.8 percent, to $71.18.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $102.04 with 19,235,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $77.21 with 12,905,400 shares traded. Intel Corp. fell. 1 percent to $34.96 with 9,831,300 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $35.10. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 32 or. 7 percent, to $49.53.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 05 or percent, to $126.06. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $75.99.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.4 percent, to $16.02. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 23 or. 9 percent, to $24.44.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. rose 2.1 percent to $17.12 with 60,623,700 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. rose 2.8 percent to $53.85 with 15,105,100 shares traded.

  • ProQR rises after IPO prices at top of range Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    ProQR's offering of 7.5 million shares priced at $13 per share. It had expected to sell 6.3 million shares for between $11 and $13 per share. The stock climbed $4.17, or 32 percent, to $17.17 in midday trading.

  • US STOCKS-Energy sector lags as oil falls Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- Shares in energy companies were trading lower on Thursday, as a rise in the U.S. dollar and demand concerns sent oil prices lower. Brent crude was down 1.4 percent to $97.55 while U.S. crude lost 1.1 percent to $93.38. Chevron Corp, down 0.4 percent to $124.24 and Exxon Mobil, down 0.3 percent to $96.77, were the two biggest drags on the Dow Industrials.

  • US STOCKS-Financials rise on interest rate expectations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- Financial stocks were leading gains on the Dow and S&P 500 indexes on Thursday, in the wake of the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.5 percent to $187.59, was the top boost to the Dow Industrials. Goldman Sachs is on track for a seventh consecutive gain, which would be the longest winning streak for the stock in nearly eight years.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- Shares of Rite Aid Corp were falling early Thursday, in the highest volume so far on the New York Stock Exchange, after it cut its full-year profit forecast for a second time this year and lowered the top end of its sales forecast.

  • Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    BERLIN— German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing. Bayer Material Sciences, or BMS, would have sales of 11.3 billion euros based on 2013 figures, and have a global workforce of about 16,800 employees, said Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers.

  • Visa explores options for stake in UK's Monitise Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    Sept 18- Visa Inc said it was exploring options for its investment in Monitise Plc, a British mobile banking technology company, sending Monitise's shares down 26 percent. Visa currently has a 5.5 percent stake in Monitise. The company, which first invested in Monitise in 2009, said it would reduce its dependence on external mobile development resources.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 18- China shares held onto slim gains on Thursday, as a jump in banking stocks outweighed falling property developers hurt by weak housing data. Gemdale Corp shed 2.9 percent, while Poly Real Estate Group lost 0.9 percent.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $54.15. DuPont Co. rose $3.42 or 5.2 percent, to $69.25.

  • Rackspace and Lennar are big market movers Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. United States Steel Corp., up $4.20 to $45.61. Rackspace Hosting Inc., down $6.95 to $32.39.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $54.14. DuPont Co. rose $3.00 or 4.6 percent, to $68.83.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $126.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $76.16.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $36.91.