Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in U.S. trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of 4 p.m. New York time.
Coal producers declined after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its view on the industry to “neutral” from “attractive,” citing proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) fell 3.4 percent to $36.95. Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) slipped 3.4 percent to $15.77. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR) retreated 0.9 percent to $24.66.
Gannett Co. (GCI US) rallied 5 percent to $13.57, the highest price since July 26. The newspaper owner forecast fourth-quarter broadcast revenue to rise as much as 11 percent.
Jaguar Mining Inc. (JAG) dropped 9.5 percent, the most since Oct. 19, to $6.55. The gold producer said Chief Executive Officer Daniel Titcomb left the company.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO) rallied 33 percent, the most since July 2004, to $4.16. J.C. Penney Co. (JCP US) acquired a 17 percent stake in the magazine and TV show owner for $38.5 million as the U.S. department-store chain seeks to revive sales with new mini stores dedicated to the brand.
McClatchy Co. (MNI) rose 62 percent, the most since its initial public offering in 1988, to $1.91. The publisher of the Miami Herald said the decline in advertising sales slowed to 2.4 percent last month from 8.7 percent in October. Sunday circulation was up 1.9 percent in the last five months, the company said.
Men’s Wearhouse Inc. (MW) jumped 20 percent, the most since March 2009, to $32.51. The retailer of men’s suits and attire raised its forecast for full-year earnings excluding some items to at least $2.28 a share, above the average analyst forecast in a Bloomberg survey.
Mitcham Industries Inc. (MIND) surged 18 percent, the most since October 2008, to $19.20. The seller of seismic-data equipment reported third-quarter sales of $28 million, beating the average estimate of $23.3 million from two analysts in a Bloomberg survey.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) fell 3.9 percent, the most since Nov. 1, to $27.28. Raymond James Financial Inc. reduced its fourth-quarter earnings forecast for the owner of the New York Stock Exchange to 49 cents a share from 57 cents, citing lower trading volume.
SAIC Inc. (SAI) had the second-biggest advance in the S&P 500, rising 6.6 percent to $12.95. The defense contractor specializing in computer services reported third-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates.
Talbots Inc. (TLB) surged 70 percent, the most in the Russell 2000 Index, to $2.65. The purveyor of women’s apparel said it would “evaluate” Sycamore Partners LP’s offer to buy the retailer for $212 million. The private-equity firm had said in a regulatory filing that it had offered to acquire all of the company’s shares for $3 apiece, or about 92 percent more than yesterday’s close of $1.56.
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