Stocks pared losses after a bigger gain than expected in a gauge of Mid-Atlantic manufacturing, and amid conflicting news reports over Iran's plans to move warships through the Suez Canal.
The Dow Jones Industrial Averagefell less than 10 points a day after gaining modestly to once again hit multi-year highs.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The Williams Companies Inc
The natural gas company hit a new high after announcing it will spin off it's pipeline and exploration businesses, it lead the S&P.
Sears Holding Corporation
The broadline retailer holding company lead the NASDAQ, up about 5 percent.
Occidental Petroleum Corp
The exploration and production company was trading around all time highs Thursday, levels not seen since it began trading on the NYSE in 1964.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc
The entertainment company was trading about 4 percent lower after a downgrade at Stifel Nicolaus to sell from hold.
Hormel Foods Corporation
The food products company was at all time high levels since January 1968.
The computer hardware company was down more than 9 percent after the company reported disappointing third quarter results and a flurry of downgrades from four different firms.
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