The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Synovus Financial Corp., up 37 cents at $2.15
A recent drop in the shares prompted an analyst to upgrade the "high risk" Columbus, Ga.-based regional bank.
Monster Worldwide Inc., up $1.80 at $16.83
Employers cut the fewest number of jobs last month since the recession began, signaling a possible recovery in the labor market.
Barrick Gold Corp., down $4.16 at $42.68
The gold miner's shares fell alongside the price of the precious metal, which plunged almost 5 percent amid a strengthening dollar.
DuPont, down $2.49 at $32.34
The chemicals maker said it would delay releases of corn hybrid seeds and soybean products hfor several years.
Steris Corp., down $4.17 at $29.14
The Food and Drug Administration recommended doctors and hospitals stop using the company's surgical tool sterilization device.
Take-Two Interactive Sofware, down $3.18 at $7.74
Weak sales of the video gam maker's "Major League Baseball" titles led to a cut outlook, and it will miss profitability goals.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd., up $1.53 at $18.06
Shares of the chip maker hit a 12-month high after its quarterly profit grew and its positive outlook pleased Wall Street analysts.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., down 82 cents at $4.45
A slowdown in orders led the firearms maker to offer a sales forecast that was below what investors had expected.