Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Alliance Data Systems - The manager of loyalty and rewards programs for retailers rose after posting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings.
Apple - The consumer technology company wavered as Apple released new iPads.
Avis Budget Group - The car-rental company gained after approving the repurchase of $200 million of its stock. the leading gainer in the DOW Transports. The rental car company increased its stock buyback. Competitor Hertz Global Holdings also gained.
Delta Air Lines - The carrier rose after projecting strong margins in the fourth quarter.
Gap - The retailer advanced after approved a $500 million share buyback.
Las Vegas Sands - The casino operator jumped after hiking its dividend by 30 percent and starting a $2 billion share repurchase. Rivals including Wynn Resorts, Melco Crown Entertainment and MGM Resorts International also climbed.
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