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Midday movers: Lands' End, Southwest Airlines & more

Scott Mlyn | CNBC

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

Lands' End - The apparel seller fell after projecting fourth-quarter profit and revenue below expectations, pointing to a decline in its branded shops at Sears stores. Sears Holdings also declined.

Southwest Airlines - The carrier rose after it posted better-than-expected quarterly results. Competitors including American Airlines Group, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines also gained.

United Continental Holdings - The airline jumped on a bullish 2015 forecast.

Blackberry - The maker of wireless devices rose after Canada's Financial Post said Samsung was still interested in acquiring all or part of the company.

Gannett - The media company climbed after activist investor Carl Icahn said he would seek two seats on the company's board.

General Electric - The infrastructure and financial services company rose, as did 3M, after UBS started coverage on both with "buy" ratings.

Family Dollar Stores - The discount retailer climbed after shareholders approved its merger with Dollar Tree.

Janus Capital Group - The asset manager advanced after posting better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit.

AMC Networks - The cable-television operator advanced after Nomura upgraded the stock to "buy."

Union Pacific - The railway gained after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. Rivals including Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, CSX and Canadian National Railway also gained.

City National - The bank holding company soared after Royal Bank of Canada said it would acquire it for about $5.4 billion in cash and stock.

Logitech International - The supplier of computer peripherals rose after it increased its outlook for 2015.

Harman International Industries - The audio-equipment maker fell after it said it would buy two companies for $950 million.

SodaStream International - The maker of home-beverage carbonation systems rose after Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to "hold" from "sell."


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