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.
Gold miners gained as bullion rose approached a record on demand for a haven from financial turmoil in Europe. Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM US), the largest U.S. gold producer, rose 2.1 percent to $54.64. Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX US), the world’s largest producer, gained 1.9 percent to $43.68. Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD US), an owner of West African mines, advanced 3.5 percent to $84.25.
Retailers declined after some reported disappointing April results. TJX Cos. (TJX US), the owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls clothing stores, fell 3.7 percent to $44.63 after saying April sales at stores open at least a year rose 4 percent, less than estimated by Retail Metrics. Gap Inc. (GPS US) retreated 7.2 percent to $22.91 after comparable-store sales fell 3 percent in April. Limited Brands Inc. (LTD US) declined 5.2 percent $25.13 after forecasting a low single-digit increase in May sales, at best.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF US) slumped 8.6 percent to $40.45 after the teen retailer said April sales fell 7 percent, three times more than estimated. Ross Stores Inc. (ROST US) dropped 3.9 percent to $52.88. The discount clothing retailer said April sales rose 3 percent, less than estimated.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC US) and Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC US), New York’s largest cable operators, fell more than 7 percent after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said today that the agency plans to impose more regulations on Web-access providers. Time Warner Cable slid 8 percent to $50.60. Cablevision Systems dropped 7.1 percent to $24.91.
Cigna Corp. (CI US) rose 2.9 percent, the most since March 19, to $32.93. The health insurer made a first-quarter profit excluding some items of $1.01 a share, 15 percent higher than the average analyst estimate in a Bloomberg surveyed.
Cogent Inc. (COGT US) declined 8.5 percent, the most since Jan. 5, to $9.29. The maker of fingerprint-identification systems posted first-quarter profit excluding some items of 6 cents a share, trailing the average analyst estimate by 36 percent, according to Bloomberg data.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS US) rose 1.1 percent to $34.37, the highest price since April 14. The third-largest U.S. soda maker reported first-quarter profit that topped the average analyst estimate in a Bloomberg survey, and raised its full-year profit forecast.
Education Management Corp. (EDMC US) rose 1.9 percent to $21.39, the highest price since April 30. The operator of colleges in the U.S. and Canada reported fiscal third-quarter profit excluding some items of 50 cents a share, 29 percent higher than the average analyst estimate, and forecast fourth-quarter profit that also topped the average estimate.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS US) jumped 10 percent to $28.68, the second-biggest gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Blackstone Group LP and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP are in talks to buy the provider of transaction-processing services, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Fiserv Inc. (FISV US), which competes with Fidelity National, rose 1.5 percent to $51.72.
HealthTronics Inc. (HTRN US) jumped 33 percent to $4.80, the highest since October 2007. The provider of urology services agreed to be bought by Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (ENDP US) for $223 million, or $4.85 a share, plus the assumption of debt. Endo fell 2.1 percent to $21.31.
ImmunoGen Inc. (IMGN US) fell 12 percent, the most since October 2008, to $8.70. The maker of anticancer drugs said it would offer 8.5 million shares. Additional stock can dilute the value of existing shares.
JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU US) tumbled 20 percent to $10.94 for the biggest decline in the S&P 500. The maker of fiber-optic equipment reported fiscal third-quarter sales of $332.3 million, 2.5 percent less than the average analyst estimate in a Bloomberg survey.
Medifast Inc. (MED US) gained 7.8 percent, the most since Feb. 16, to $32.55. The provider of weight loss programs posted first-quarter profit excluding some items of 33 cents a share, topping the average analyst estimate by 20 percent.
MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS US) rose 4.1 percent to $8.06, the highest price since October 2009. The pay-as-you-go mobile-phone company reported first-quarter subscriber gains that beat analysts’ estimates. About 692,000 customers signed up in the quarter. That beat the 425,000 predicted by Mike McCormack at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and the 492,000 Credit Suisse Group AG analyst Jonathan Chaplin estimated.
Nintendo Co. (NTDOY US) fell 2.5 percent to $39.80, the lowest price since March 22. The world’s largest maker of video- game players forecast profit will fall more than analysts estimated as sales of the company’s motion-sensing Wii console decline for a second year.
Pacer International Inc. (PACR US) jumped 10 percent, the most since April 14, to $6.94. The provider of trucking, freight and transportation logistics services said that, excluding some items, it earned 1 cent a share in the first quarter. Analysts, on average estimated a loss of 16 cents, according to a Bloomberg survey.
Quanta Services Inc. (PWR US) rose 2.4 percent to $20.01 for the biggest gain since April 29. The provider of utility network infrastructure was added to Deutsche Bank AG’s short-term buy list.
Radian Group Inc. (RDN US) tumbled 13 percent, the most since Oct. 16, to $9.83. The second-largest U.S. mortgage insurer sold $550 million of shares at 2.7 percent less than yesterday’s closing price. Radian issued 50 million shares at $11 each to boost capital and repay debt.
Symantec Corp. (SYMC US) increased 1.7 percent, the most since April 28, to $16.53. The biggest maker of security software reported a fourth-quarter profit after customers added programs to protect and store information.
Teradata Corp. (TDC US) rose 3.1 percent, the most since April 15, to $30.19. The data-storage software company reported first-quarter profit excluding some items of 39 cents a share, 28 percent higher than the average of 9 analyst estimates in a Bloomberg survey.
Titanium Metals Corp. (TIE US) surged 12 percent to $16.19, the biggest advance in the S&P 500. The supplier of the lightweight metal reported first-quarter profit of 9 cents a share, more than triple the average analyst estimate.