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Midday movers: L Brands, Tiffany, Twitter & More

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

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals - The biotechnology company fell after ts CEO bought 30,000.

Allergan - The drug manufacturer fell on news Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and activist investor Bill Ackman planned to push for changes on Allergan's board.

AMC Networks - The cable operator fell after ISI downgraded the stock to neutral from buy.

Cheetah Mobile - The Chinese security software maker rose in its market debut after offering 12 million ADR shares at $14 a share.

Chelsea Therapeutics - The central nervous system disorder specialist rallied after Denmark's H. Lundbeck said it would make a bid to buy the company.

Dean Foods - The dairy company declined after cutting its full-year profit outlook on rising milk costs.

DirecTV - Shares fell after Buckingham downgraded the stock to neutral from buy.

Gulfport Energy - The oil and gas exploration company fell after cutting its production guidance by 30 percent.

J.M. Smucker - The seller of Folgers coffee rose after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to neutral from sell. It also expanded its partnership with Keurig Green Mountain .

L Brands - The retailer rose after reporting April comparable sales rose 8 percent. It also raised its first-quarter earnings outlook.

Liberty Media - The communications company rose on news it would spin off its cable assets into a publicly traded company called Liberty Broadband.

PHH - The mortgage provider fell to an eight-month low after reporting weaker-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

Teradata - The data storage company fell after warning second-quarter revenue would fall.

Tiffany - The upscale jeweler rose after Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded the stock to buy from neutral.

Twitter - The social media company and Yelp gained after Morgan Stanley raised its ratings on both.

Visteon - The auto parts maker advanced after reporting a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue.

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

—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.

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