Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Macy's climbed to a record after the retailer reported better-than-expected third-quarter same-store sales.
Crocs spiked on reports that the company known for its plastic footwear was exploring strategic options as leveraged buyout talks stall.
YRC Worldwide fell after the trucking company reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss, citing a shortage of drivers.
Qualcomm rose after Goldman upgraded the technology stock to conviction buy from buy, saying it sees accelerated earnings growth in 2014.
Chegg fell in the textbook-renting provider's market debut, a day after its IPO was priced at $12.50, above the planned range.
Extended Stay America rose in the hotel chain's market debut.
QEP Resources gained after activist hedge fund Jana Partners demanded its board form a committee to evaluate a spin-off of the company's pipeline business. The activist hedge fund holds a 7.6 percent stake in the company, making it the largest stakeholder.
Sina rose after the Chinese online-media company reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter results revenue guidance that surpassed estimates.
Photronics declined after the chip-gear maker's estimated fourth-quarter results fell short of expectations.
Canadian Solar rose after the alternative-energy company posted its first profit in nine quarters.
LyondellBasell Industries climbed after the Danish chemical company increased its quarterly dividend 20 percent to 60 cents a share.
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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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