Branded food products company J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations as price reductions helped lure customers back in. Shares popped 5.1%.
Athletic apparels company Foot Locker (FL) posted second-quarter net income that increased by 59% and results that exceeded Wall Street expectations, largely thanks to stronger sales, better cost controls and a small tax-related benefit. Shares rose 1.7%.
Teen retailer Gap (GPS) raised its full-year earnings outlook in afterhours trading Thursday. Shares added 4.8% Friday.
Clothing retailer Aeropostale (ARO) gave a softer-than-expected third-quarter earnings guidance for the current quarter after the bell. Shares declined 11.1%.Ann Taylor (ANN) reported a stronger-than-expected rise in second-quarter earnings as the women's apparel retailer saw sales grow broadly. The company has raised its full-year forecast. Shares finished up 20.4%. Marvell Technology (MRVL) shares plunged 14.2% after the chipmaker posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results and outlook amid lower PC and smartphone demand and stiff competition in the Chinese market.
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