Among the stock activity stories for Friday, Aug. 28, from the AP Financial News: NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of online brokerage E-Trade Financial Corp. rose in heavy trading following the completion of a deal that lets its bondholders convert debt into equity. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of specialty retailer Cost Plus Inc. plunged after the company reported its second-quarter loss narrowed but said it expected a weak third quarter. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Bebe Stores Inc. fell after the apparel retailer reported a disappointing first-quarter outlook and analysts lowered their estimates on the stock. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Blockbuster Inc. jumped after the chain said it sold Irish entertainment retailer Xtra-vision Ltd. in a deal valued at up to $45 million. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of OmniVision Technologies Inc. surged to a new year high after the chip maker posted a smaller quarterly loss than expected and projected a rebound in sales. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of shoe retailer Shoe Carnival Inc. ticked higher a day after the company reported second-quarter profit above expectations and as an analyst upgraded the stock.
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