Among the stock activity stories for Wednesday, April 8, from AP Financial News:
CHICAGO (AP) ¿ Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. soared to an eight-month high in Wednesday trading, a day after the home decor chain posted better-than-expected sales and profits prompting at least one analyst to upgrade the retailer's stock.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ¿ Shares of F5 Networks Inc. climbed on Wednesday, after the company disclosed that second-quarter earnings would be higher than expected as cost cuts and a share buyback boosted profits despite a slowdown in sales.
NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of the Internet technology services company Computer Sciences Corp. slipped Wednesday after a Citi Investment Research analyst initiated coverage of the stock with a "Sell" rating.NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of King Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose Wednesday after a Goldman Sachs analyst put the stock on a recommended list, saying King's pain drug Embeda could be approved for sale very soon. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ¿ Shares of Raymond James Financial Inc. fell Wednesday as an analyst downgraded the stock and lowered profit estimates.