Wal-Mart, Toll Brothers, Tyson Foods big movers

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange:


Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down a penny at $59.78

The world's largest retailer said groceries and back-to-school items helped its August same-store sales top expectations, but shares fell amid a broader market dive.

Toll Brothers Inc., up 27 cents at $25.07

The homebuilder swung to loss in its fiscal third quarter as sales fell. But its CEO said he sees signs the market is stabilizing.

Tyson Foods Inc., down $1.30 at $13.88

The meat producer said it will issue stock and debt, a move analysts said underscores trouble in the sector with keeping up with costs.

Nordstrom Inc., down $1.34 at $31.99

The department store reported August same-store sales fell nearly 8 percent, joining a host of retailers that reported sales slumps.

Kinross Gold Corp., down 86 cents at $13.85

The gold miner won shareholder approval for its $815 million takeover bid of fellow Canadian miner Aurelian Resources.

Merrill Lynch & Co., down $2.12 at $26.21

Shares fell on reports that the investment bank was having trouble making deals to shed its balance sheet of mortgage holdings.

Abbott Laboratories, down $1.36 at $56.57

Health regulators demanded stronger warnings on drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and others after patients died of infections.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services Inc., down 19 cents at $16.99

The tax preparer reported a wider loss in its fiscal first quarter on higher acquisition costs and a decline in net sales.

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