Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and TiVopopped while Aeropostale and Men’s Wearhouse dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Apple (AAPL) popped 2% after the AT&T CEO said it would release an iPhone next year that can download from the internet faster. Najarian: With two of the top three sellers on eBay, Apple is “rockin’.”
Smithfield Foods (SFD) popped 5%. The pork producer overcame an outbreak of “swine fever” to post volume and margin growth for its packaged meat products. Adami: “Gotta love” the story.
ValueClick (VCLK) popped 7% as UBS initiated coverage on the online advertising firm with a $23 price target; shares zoomed past the $23 mark by day’s end. Finerman: It’s higher on takeover speculation.
TiVo (TIVO) popped 23%. Good news all around for the digital video recording pioneer: subscribers of standalone TiVos are up and the Patent Office handed it a major victory in its litigation with EchoStar. Najarian: The progress with EchoStar is “big” since it’s a competitor.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Men’s Wearhouse (MW) dropped 16%. The suit retailer fell off the rack Thursday after Q4 and full-year forecasts were lower-than-expected. Seymour: A new slogan: “You’re going to love the way you look and you’re going to hate our earnings guidance.”
Aeropostale (ARO) dropped 13%. The teen retailer missed Wall Street’s sales estimates and got hit with a downgrade. Adami: ARO has been one of the few retailers that have done well. It was due for a drop.
Del Monte Foods (DLM) dropped 8%. The company behind Starkist Tun, Contadina tomato sauce and Meow Mix cut its 2008 forecast, pointing to higher expenses for fish, transportation and packaging. Seymour: A 20% earnings miss and a shortfall for Q4 is bad news any way you slice it.
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