NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Sprint Nextel Corp., up 72 cents at $5.76
The cellphone company said that Softbank, the Japanese mobile phone company, is in talks to make an investment in the U.S. company.Safeway Inc., down 58 cents at $15.71 The grocer said that its profit margin slipped in the third quarter as it spent money on launching a new customer loyalty program Zep Inc., up 26 cents at $14.70 The maker of pest and weed control products and disinfectants said that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income jumped 79 percent. Barnes & Noble Inc., up $1.07 at $16.01 Shares of the book seller rose a day after its CEO said advance orders of its new Nook e-readers are much higher than for earlier models. Oshkosh Corp., up $3.05 at $29.90 Billionaire investor Carl Icahn plans to make an unsolicited bid for the truck maker that values the company at almost $3 billion. Cantel Medical Corp., down $3.15 at $24.60 The maker of anti-infection equipment for hospitals said that its net income more than doubled in its fiscal fourth quarter. Arch Coal Inc., up $1.08 at $7.94 The coal mining company's shares rose after a Dahlman Rose & Co. analyst predicted that demand may rise from Chinese steel makers. Nasdaq Fastenal Co., up $3.57 at $45.89 The seller of nuts, bolts and other fasteners said its third-quarter net income rose 13 percent, boosted by higher sales.
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