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Midday movers: AmREIT, Home Depot, L Brands & More

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

AGL Resources - The utility and others in its sector including Ameren, CMS Energy, Dominion Resources and NiSource gained as investors looked for a safe haven.

AmREIT - The real-estate-investment trust soared on news Regency Centers had offered to buy the company for $22 a share.

AngloGold Ashanti - The miner and others in the sector including Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Goldcorp and Yamana Gold climbed along with gold prices.

Cimarex Energy - The oil producer and others in the the energy sector including Halliburton, National Oilwell Varco, Newfield Exploration and Transocean fell with oil prices.

Home Depot - The home-improvement retailer and competitor Lowe's Companies declined after Lumber Liquidators Holdings cut its earnings outlook for the year.

L Brands - The retailer slid after guiding July comparable sales to low single digits.

Memorial Production Partners - The oil-and-gas exploration company fell after starting an underwritten public offering of 8.6 million units.

Sarepta Therapeutics - Shares fell after Piper Jaffray said company data reinforced its view that additional testing would be needed on its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy before regulators approve its use.

Tractor Supply - The operator of retail farm and ranch stores declined after forecasting second-quarter results below estimates.

TRW Automotive Holdings - The supplier of auto parts rose after confirming it had received an initial, non-binding proposal to acquire the company. Bloomberg News reported the company had been approached by Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen.

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