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Midday movers: Apple, Clorox, Yahoo & More

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Scott Mlyn | CNBC

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

Activision Blizzard - The video-game publisher fell as it hired former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to help it fight a lawsuit by jailed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing the company over his inclusion in one of its games.

Apple - The technology giant rose after reporting weekend sales of the latest versions of its iPhone topped 10 billion.

Clorox - The maker of home-cleaning products rose after saying it would discontinue operations in Venezuela.

Finish Line - The maker of athletic apparel slid after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight.

InvenSense - The chip manufacturer declined after Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to neutral from outperform.

Las Vegas Sands - The casino operator and competitors including Melco Crown Entertainment and Wynn Resorts dropped after Wells Fargo downgraded the companies to market perform from outperform.

Lennar - The home builder and rivals including Toll Brothers, DR Horton, PulteGroup and KB Home fell after existing-home sales unexpectedly dropped in August.

Shutterfly - The photo-sharing company rose after Reuters reported private-equity firm Silver Lake was in advanced talks to buy the company.

Sigma-Aldrich - The life-sciences company gained after Germany's Merck said it would acquire the company for $17 billion in cash.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals - The drug maker rose after U.S. and Canadian regulators authorized the use of its Ebola treatment in those with confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus.

Tesla Motors - The electric-car maker moved lower on a cautious note from JPMorgan.

TriMas - The maker of engineered and applied products dropped after cutting its full-year earnings outlook.

Yahoo - The web-portal company fell after Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sanford Bernstein downgraded its shares.

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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.Questions? Comments? Email us at marketinsider@cnbc.com