Market Insider

Midday Movers: Taminco, Kroger, BlackBerry & more


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

Taminco rose after the specialty chemical maker was offered $2.8 billion in cash, or $26 a share, by fellow specialty chemical maker Eastman Chemical.

Vail Resorts spiked on news the firm will acquire Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million.

BlackBerry gained ground on news the phone maker was acquiring Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions.

Kroger fell despite posting better than expected second-quarter sales and raising its full-year outlook.

Energy stocks, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Nabors and Southwestern Energy all fell as oil prices continued to fall.

Pandora moved higher on a licensing deal with BMG for its complete BMI and ASCAP catalog of musical works.

Chipotle fell. Janney Montgomery Scott said it thinks the stock can hit $1,300 by 2020.

Boeing and Alcoa both fell despite Alcoa signing along term contract to supply Boeing with aluminum sheet and plate that is worth more than $1 billion.

Liberty Global moved higher. The international television and telecommunications firm struck a deal with Comcast, the parent of CNBC, to give customers of both access to each other's WiFi hotspots by 2015. Separately, Vodafone's chief executive said Liberty Global could be a good fit for the right price, according to Bloomberg.

Helmerich & Payne climbed after the energy firm was upgraded by Argus to "buy" from "hold."

—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.