Midday movers: Comcast, Macy's, Xerox & more

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

Comcast - The cable company and others including Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Cablevison Systems fell for a second session after President Barack Obama called for strong rules for net neutrality.

InterContinental Hotels Group - The hotel chain gained after CNBC's Kate Kelly reported activist hedge fund Marcato was pushing for the company to merge with a competitor.

Sanofi - The drug developer and and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals rose after announcing positive data on their experimental asthma treatment.

Michaels Companies - The arts-and-crafts retailer climbed after Morgan Stanley upgraded its shares to overweight.

Macy's - The department-store operator declined ahead of reporting third-quarter earnings Wednesday morning.

Southwest Airlines - The carrier rose after saying it anticipates increasing its capacity by 6 percent in 2015.

Ford Motor - The vehicle maker gained after saying the latest version of its F-150 pickup began rolling off the production line Tuesday in Dearborn, Mich.

National Retail Properties - The real estate investment trust dropped after pricing an offering of 4.75 million shares.

Qiwi - The Russian supplier of payment services rose after posting better-than-expected quarterly results.

Sprouts Farmers Market - The natural-foods retailer fell after announcing the launch of a public offering of 15 million shares.

Xerox - The document-management company rose after saying it added $1.5 billion to its stock-repurchase plan.

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