3D, Angie’s List, Exterran, GrafTech: U.S. Equity Movers
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. in New York.
Solar shares fell after the environment minister in Germany, the world’s biggest market for solar power, said he plans reductions in subsidies for the industry. First Solar Inc. (FSLR) declined 8 percent to $37.20. Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) tumbled 12 percent to $8.63. Suntech Power Holdings Co. (STP) slid 8.3 percent to $3.21. Renesola Ltd. (SOL) dropped 5.9 percent to $2.73.
3D Systems Corp. (DDD) rallied 11 percent to $23.31, the highest price since July 26. The maker of systems to create three-dimensional models reported fourth-quarter sales of $69.9 million, beating the average analyst estimate of $63.6 million in a Bloomberg survey.
Angie’s List Inc. (ANGI) (ANGI US) climbed 7 percent, the most since Jan. 12, to $15.47. The consumer-review website forecast first-quarter sales of $29 million at least, topping the average analyst estimate of $28.3 million in a Bloomberg survey.
Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) gained 5.5 percent to $20.72, the highest price since July 26. The Plano, Texas-based oil and natural-gas producer reported fourth-quarter earnings excluding some items of 45 cents a share, beating the average analyst estimate by 33 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Exterran Holdings Inc. (EXH) rallied 19 percent to $14.44, the highest price since Aug. 3. The Houston-based company agreed to sell its compression and processing assets to Exterran Partners LP (EXLP US) for $184 million.
GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) dropped 14 percent, the most since December 2008, to $13.25. The maker of products used in steel and aluminum production forecast earnings before interest, taxes and amortization of $290 million at most this year. That trailed the average analyst estimate of $408.7 million.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) fell the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, sinking 6.5 percent to $27.05. The computer manufacturer’s fiscal second-quarter profit forecast fell short of analysts’ estimates as consumers curtailed personal-computer purchases.
HomeAway Inc. (AWAY) (AWAY US) declined 7.8 percent, the most since Dec. 19, to $24.01. The online vacation-rental service forecast revenue in the first quarter will be no more than $64 million, falling short of the average analyst estimate of $65.8 million.
Kohl’s Corp. (KSS) fell 5.9 percent, the most since Dec. 1, to $49.11. The U.S. department-store chain projected full- year earnings that trailed analysts’ estimates.
Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) rose 13 percent, the most since April 11, to $23.51. The broadband service provider was raised to overweight from equalweight at Morgan Stanley, meaning the stock’s total return is expected to exceed the average total return of the industry over the next 12-to-18 months.
MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) climbed 14 percent, the most since November 2008, to $11.70. The Texas-based pay-as- you-go wireless carrier reported fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates.
Polypore International Inc. (PPO) dropped 11 percent to $38.61 for the second-biggest retreat in the Russell 1000 Index. The maker of battery components reported fourth-quarter earnings excluding some items of 58 cents a share, missing the average analyst estimate by 1 cent.
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) rallied the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising 3.1 percent to $66.42. The world’s largest consumer-products company will cut 5,700 jobs by the end of its fiscal year in June 2013.
QEP Resources Inc. (QEP) advanced 7.8 percent, the most since Oct. 26, to $34.03. The oil and gas exploration company reported earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates for a third straight quarter, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR) rose 7.8 percent, the most since Jan. 9, to $37.46. The drug company reported fourth-quarter profit excluding some items of 47 cents a share, exceeding the average analyst estimate by 4 cents.
Safeway Inc. (SWY) declined 7.6 percent, the second-most in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, to $20.95. The grocer’s fourth-quarter sales excluding fuel at stores open at least one year increased 1.5 percent, trailing the average 2 percent gain expected by analysts.
Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) jumped 19 percent, the most in the S&P 500, to $61.80. The retailer controlled by hedge-fund executive Edward Lampert plans to sell 11 store sites and separate its outlet and smaller-format Hometown businesses to boost its cash.
Smart Balance Inc. (SMBL) rallied 22 percent, the most since January 2006, to $6.90. The maker of lower-cholesterol butter and cheese reported fourth-quarter earnings and sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates.
Vivus Inc. (VVUS) surged 78 percent to $18.73 for the biggest increase in the Russell 2000 Index. The drugmaker’s weight-loss pill Qnexa won the backing of a U.S. advisory panel as the company seeks to gain approval for the first new obesity drug in 13 years.
Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (OREX) advanced 14 percent to $3.66. The company also is seeking approval for an obesity medicine.
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