Midday movers: Barnes & Noble, Rite Aid, Twitter & More

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Getty Images
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

Barnes & Noble - The bookseller rose after saying it would join forces with Samsung to develop Nook tablets.

Costco Wholesale - The warehouse club advanced after posting a better-than-expected rise in same-store sales in May.

General Motors - The auto manufacturer gained a bit after CEO Mary Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others disciplined for failing to disclose a defect with ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Navistar International - The truck and engine maker climbed after reporting a smaller quarterly loss.

Rite Aid - The drugstore chain fell after lowering its 2015 earnings expectations.

Smith & Nephew - The British maker of orthopedic devices fell after Wells Fargo said it was unlikely Medtronic would acquire the company.

Twitter - The social media company gained after saying it had purchased Namo Media to better position itself in mobile advertising.

Vera Bradley - The handbag and accessories designer slid after reporting first-quarter sales fell 29 percent.

Verizon Communications - The telecommunications firm gained after declaring a quarterly dividend of 53 cents a share.

Woodward - The provider of energy-control products and services rose after the company boosting its 2014 earnings and revenue outlook.

Zumiez - The specialty retailer of sports-related apparel rose after reporting stronger-than-expected May same-store sales growth.

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

—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.

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.