Ford Motor - The car manufacturer rose after boosting its quarterly dividend 20 percent to 15 cents a share.
Constellation Brands - The spirits maker rose after third-quarter earnings that beat estimates.
J.C. Penney - The retailer edged higher after saying it would close 40 stores in 2015.
Yahoo - The search engine and rival AOL gained as activist-investor Starboard Value repeated the companies should think about merging.
Neurocrine Biosciences - The drug developer and AbbVie advanced after reporting positive results on an experimental drug to cut symptoms of endometriosis.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International - The drug developer climbed after raising its profit forecast for 2015.
Aeropostale - The teen apparel retailer soared after hiking estimates for the holiday shopping quarter.
JetBlue Airways - The carrier fell after Cowen downgraded its shares to market perform from outperform.
MeadWestvaco - The packaging company advanced on its plans to spin off its specialty chemical business.
Infinity Pharmaceuticals - The drug developer dropped after saying it would halt development of a rheumatoid-arthritis treatment.
American International Group - The insurer declined after Credit Suisse downgraded it to neutral from outperform.
Apollo Education Group - The for-profit educator tanked after reporting disappointing quarterly revenue.
(See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)
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