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Midday movers: Bon-Ton Stores, DR Horton & More

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

Bon-Ton Stores - The department store operator rose after reporting a bigger-than-expected first-quarter miss, as the company blamed bad weather for a 5.8 percent drop in comparable store sales.

Children's Place - The kids clothing retailer gained after posting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. It also announced a deal with retailing company Grupo David to open franchised stores in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dow Jones Transportation Average - The index rose to a record. Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Air Group are the top performers this year.

DR Horton - The home builder and competitors including Lennar, KB Home, PulteGroup and Toll Brothers moved higher as home sales gained for the first time this year month to month. Online real estate operators Zillow and Trulia also advanced.

Dollar Tree - The discount retailer advanced after posting better-than-expected first-quarter profit. Rivals Dollar General and Family Dollar Stores also gained.

Interpublic Group of Companies - The advertising agency rose after declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.095 a share.

Isis Pharmaceuticals - The company gained after saying its experimental blood thinner succeeded in a mid-stage trial.

ITT Educational Services - The for-profit college operator fell after withdrawing its full-year forecast and estimating a 4 percent fall in student enrollment in the first quarter. - The Chinese online retailer gained in its market debut after pricing 93.7 million shares at $19 a share.

Movado Group - The watch maker ticked lower after posting weaker-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

Sarepta Therapeutics - The drug developer gained after saying it would acquire a manufacturing facility in Massachusetts to develop experimental treatments for muscle disorders.

SINA -The China-based social network declined after reporting weaker-than-expected first-quarter results.

Toronto-Dominion Bank - The bank climbed after reporting its quarterly profit rose 16 percent.

Zale - The jewelry retailer declined and Signet Jewelers rose after proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said it backed their merger, throwing cold water on hopes for a higher bid.

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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.

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