GM, Sprint, Scripps, Priceline.com are big movers

By: AP
By: AP

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

NYSE

General Motors Corp., down 44 cents at $4.36

The automaker said it lost $2.5 billion in the quarter, more than analysts expected, and warned it might run out of cash in 2009.

E.W. Scripps Co., down 32 cents at $3.81

After reporting a third-quarter loss amid a weak ad market, the media company said it will cut 400 jobs to save $15 million annually.

Sprint Nextel Corp., down 31 cents at $3.37

The nation's third-largest wireless provider said it lost $326 million in the quarter as 1.3 million customers defected for competitors.

Genpact Ltd., up 92 cents at $8.08

The business process services outsourcer beat quarterly profit estimates as it expanded existing relationships and added new customers.

Westar Energy Inc., up $1.06 at $19.53

The electric utility beat quarterly Wall Street estimates despite a slip in profit due to weaker revenue on cooler weather.

Tim Hortons Inc., up 83 cents at $25.46

The coffee-and-doughnut chain reported a 17 percent profit gain as strong demand in Canada offset weakness at its U.S. locations.

NASDAQ

Priceline.com Inc., up $7.50 at $54.57

Profit beat analyst estimates, though the online travel retailer cut its fourth-quarter outlook due to slower international travel.

National CineMedia Inc., up $1.65 at $9.21

The in-theater advertising seller reported higher ad revenue despite a market downturn and beat Wall Street profit and sales estimates.

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