Midday movers: Dish Network, iRobot, 3M & More

Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

3M - The industrial conglomerate's shares advanced after it affirmed its outlook and increased its dividend.

KKR Financial Holdings - Shares of the specialty-finance company jumped a day after KKR & Co. said it would acquire KKR Financial in a $2.6 billion deal.

Dish Network - Shares of the satellite-television company gained after it and Sprint said they would join forces in creating a fixed-wireless-broadband service on a trial basis in Texas. Shares of Sprint also rose.

iRobot - Shares of the robotics company surged after Raymond James upgraded the stock to a strong buy from market perform.

Facebook - The social-networking company rose after The Wall Street Journal reported Facebook would start selling video advertisements later in the week.

Frontier Communications - Shares of the regional telephone operator rallied after AT&T said it would sell its wireline operations in Connecticut to Frontier for $2 billion in cash.

Seagate Technology - Shares of the provider of electronic-data storage gained after JPMorgan upgraded its stock to neutral from underweight.

Williams Companies - Shares of the pipeline operator rose a day after Corvex Management said in a securities filing that it held an 8.82 percent stake in the company.

(Read More: See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)

—By CNBC's Kate Gibson.

Questions? Comments? Email us at marketinsider@cnbc.com

  • Patti Domm

    Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.

  • Bob Pisani

    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Sharon Epperson

    CNBC's Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

  • JeeYeon Park

    JeeYeon Park is a writer for CNBC.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC

  • Rick Santelli

    Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

  • Peter Schacknow

    Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk.