Among the stock activity stories for Thursday, April 30, from AP Financial News:
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) ¿ Shares of footwear maker Skechers USA Inc. jumped on Thursday, after the company said first-quarter profit rose, helped by tight cost control.
NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Visa Inc. rose Thursday after the credit card processor handily beat Wall Street expectations and posted a 71 percent jump in second-quarter profit.
NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Starbucks Corp. jumped Thursday after the coffee chain said its sales in the fiscal second quarter fell less sharply than at the end of last year.NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Bare Escentuals Inc. soared Thursday following the cosmetics company's better-than-expected first-quarter earnings results. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Ameristar Casinos Inc. reached a fresh 52-week high Thursday as a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the casino operator on its first-quarter results and regional presence. MILWAUKEE (AP) ¿ Shares of the world's largest cereal maker, Kellogg Co., rose on Thursday after the company said its first-quarter profit increased on cost cutting measures and beat analyst estimates.