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Midday movers: ConAgra, Kroger, Rite Aid & more

Scott Mlyn | CNBC

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

Air Products & Chemicals - The industrial-gas producer gained after saying it would reorganize.

Apple - The provider of consumer technology rose after Daily Dot cited sources familiar with the matter in saying the company would unveil new iPads next month.

ConAgra - The food producer gained after posting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

Covanta Holding - The provider of waste and energy services gained after increasing its quarterly dividend.

Covidien - The supplier of medical technology rose after raising its quarterly dividend.

E-Trade Financial - The brokerage rose after Raymond James repeated the stock's outperform rating.

General Electric - The conglomerate rose after Barclays said GE should consider a split.

IHS - The provider of business research fell after telling Reuters that it was looking to buy strategic assets during the next year.

Kroger - The grocer climbed after hiking its quarterly dividend.

Level 3 Communications - The provider of communications services rose after JPMorgan began coverage with an overweight rating.

MSCI - The stock-market-index provider gained after declaring its first quarterly dividend.

Owens-Illinois - The maker of glass containers declined after projecting earnings would fall in the third quarter.

Peabody Energy - The coal miner fell after Goldman Sachs downgraded the company to sell from neutral.

Pier 1 Imports - The retailer lost ground after cutting its 2014 earnings forecast.

Rite Aid - The drugstore chain declined after reducing its full-year profit outlook.

SanDisk - The maker of flash-memory chips advanced after Morgan Stanley said it should benefit from increased use of flash memory in Apple's new phones.

Steel Dynamics - The steel producer rose after projecting results that topped expectations.


—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.

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