AMD, Beazer, Playboy, Technitrol are big movers

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 4:55 PM

The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:


Advanced Micro Devices Inc., up 33 cents at $9.15

The Federal Trade Commission sued the chip makers competitor Intel Corp. for alleged "anticompetitive tactics."

Beazer Homes USA Inc., up 60 cents at $5.09

Shares of homebuilders climbed after reports showed an uptick in home construction and mortgage application volume.

Playboy Enterprises Inc., down 38 cents at $3.46

The company appointed senior vice president Robert Campbell as interim chief financial officer starting Jan. 1.

Constellation Brands Inc., down $1.06 at $15.11

The wine maker was downgraded amid news the company was being sued by its Mexican-based partner in a joint venture.

Technitrol Inc., down 91 cents at $4.50

The electronics components maker said it will sell $50 million in convertible senior notes in a private offering.


Charles Schwab Corp., up 72 cents at $18.07

An analyst upgraded the retail brokerage's stock and another analyst initiated coverage with a favorable rating.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $1.04 at $3.19

The companys hepatitis C drug candidate showed positive results while meeting safety and tolerability goals in an early-stage study.

FGX International Holdings Limited, up $1.59 at $19.50

The company, which designs reading glasses and sunglasses, agreed to be purchased by Essilor International for about $465 million.