NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Cephalon (CEPH) finished up 2% to $58.70 at the closing bell after announcing plans to buy Australian biopharmaceutical company ChemGenex for about $231 million.
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Oil services company
rebounded by 2.2% at $48.97 at the closing bell after being flat for most of the day on the firm's expectations that the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa and bad weather in North America and Australia will cut into first-quarter profits.
rebounded by 0.4% to $19.83 after dipping in the red following its agreement to acquire 90% of
, a provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, for about $3.2 billion.
New York-based apparel maker
rose 8.3% to $65.19 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results and after it gave a bullish full-year outlook.
fell 3.4% to $19.08 after swinging to a profit in the first quarter, driven by higher operating profits at its homebuilding operations, but reporting a lack of clarity on whether the spring selling season will gain momentum or continue its sluggish recovery.
Spices and specialty foods company
fell 1.6% to $48.81 after beating analysts' expectations by 3 cents and speaking about higher input costs in 2011. The company reported first-quarter earnings of 57 cents a share and expects 2011 earnings per share of $2.80 to $2.85 vs. the Wall Street consensus view of $2.82.
Education services company
fell 4.4% to $40.50 after reporting a second-quarter loss from continuing operations of 47 cents a share, though adjusted earnings were 83 cents a share, beating the consensus estimate of 69 cents a share.
, a Canadian maker of sports apparel, rose 4.6% to $89.20 after its board authorized a two-for-one split of the company's common stock.
rose 3.1% to $174.58 after announcing that it has launched the Amazon Cloud Drive, an Internet service that lets customers store music and play it on their smartphones or computers.
rose 2.9% to $37.71 after issuing $2 billion in additional senior debt with plans to use the proceeds to refinance some existing debt and accelerate stock repurchases.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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