Shares of



were among the


winners Thursday, jumping 12% after the provider of mortgage and vehicle fleet management services agreed to be acquired by

General Electric

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for $1.8 billion in cash.

The deal is valued at $31.50 a share, representing a 13.3% premium over PHH's closing price of $27.81 on Wednesday. As part of the agreement, GE will sell PHH's mortgage operations to an affiliate of the Blackstone Group. Financial details of that transaction were not disclosed. Shares of PHH were trading up $3.20 to $31.01.

Shares of

Winnebago Industries

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rose 11% after the maker of recreational vehicles posted higher-than-anticipated second-quarter results. For the period ended Feb. 24, the company earned $7.5 million, or 24 cents a share, with revenue of $199 million. Wall Street projected earnings of 23 cents a share and revenue of $196.8 million. A year earlier, Winnebago earned $7.7 million, or 23 cents a share, on revenue of $206.4 million. Shares were up $3.23 to $33.79.

Pep Boys

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jumped 15% after the auto-parts retailer's fourth-quarter results came in much better than expected. For the quarter ended Feb. 3, the company reported adjusted earnings of $8.1 million, or 15 cents a share, on revenue of $586.1 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected a loss of 12 cents a share on revenue of $554.2 million. In the year-earlier quarter, the company posted a loss of $22.9 million, or 42 cents a share, on revenue of $550.5 million. Shares were climbing $2.35 to $17.60.


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soared 19% after the provider of human resource services lifted its first-quarter revenue guidance and forecast earnings above analysts' targets. The company now sees revenue of $24.6 million to $25.9 million, up from an earlier forecast of $23.1 million to $25.6 million. 51job predicts earnings of 15 cents to 17 cents a share. Analysts project earnings of 12 cents a share and revenue of $24.6 million. Shares were adding $2.75 to $17.06.

Shares of


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slid 3% after the electronic energy exchange made an unsolicited offer to buy

CBOT Holdings

( BOT) for about $9.9 billion. The deal works out to $187.34 a share for CBOT, representing a 13% premium to Wednesday's closing price and a 11% premium to the price that the

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

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previously offered for CBOT.

CBOT shareholders, if they decide to accept the ICE offer, would own 51.5% of the combined company. Shares of ICE were trading down $3.67 to $128.26, while shares of CBOT climbed $22.42, or 14%, to $188.51. CME was down $18.20, or 3%, to $545.77.


volume leaders included


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, up 12 cents to $7.63;


(CVS) - Get CVS Health Corporation Report

, up 40 cents to $32.71;

Dow Chemical

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, up $2.68 to $46.06;

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Bank of America

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, up 71 cents to $50.48;

General Electric

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, up 4 cents to $34.35;


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, up 7 cents to $24.93; and

Wells Fargo

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, up 76 cents to $34.41.

Nasdaq volume leaders included

Accredited Home Lenders

( LEND), up $2.92 to $8.96;


(INTC) - Get Intel Corporation (INTC) Report

, up 1 cent to $19.24;


(MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report

, down 11 cents to $27.29;

Cisco Systems

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, down 6 cents to $25.79;


( CMGI) up 7 cents to $1.87;

Sun Microsystems

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, down 3 cents to $6.28;


(QCOM) - Get QUALCOMM Incorporated Report

, up 30 cents to $43.51;


(EBAY) - Get eBay Inc. Report

, up 55 cents to $31.69;


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report

, down 27 cents to $89.73; and

Sirius Satellite Radio

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, up 2 cents to $3.25.