Ford, Las Vegas Sands, Kraft Foods are movers

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Posted: Jan 05, 2010 6:01 PM

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

NYSE:

Ford Motor Co., up 68 cents at $10.96

The automaker said full-year sales fell 15 percent, although sales rose 33 percent in December thanks to demand for midsize cars.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., up $1.65 at $18.27

The casino operator benefited from reports of a spike in gaming revenue in the Chinese enclave of Macau last month.

Kraft Foods Inc., up $1.34 at $28.77

The food maker said it will revise its hostile takeover offer for British chocolate and gum maker Cadbury PLC.

Tenet Healthcare Corp., up 55 cents at $6

A Goldman Sachs analyst placed the hospital operator on her list of recommended stocks and raised her share price target.

Continental Airlines Inc., up $2.48 at $20.62

The nation's fourth-largest carrier said its December traffic rose 6 percent, raising hopes for a rebound in air travel.

NASDAQ:

Brightpoint Inc., up 88 cents at $6.88

The cell phone distributor predicted that its fourth-quarter results would be below analyst estimates.

Imax Corp., up 75 cents at $14.06

The company said the popular science fiction thriller "Avatar" pulled in about $67 million on jumbo Imax screens worldwide.

Spartan Stores Inc., down $1.45 at $12.96

The grocery distributor and store operator it expects a weak third quarter because of the soft economy in Michigan, a core market.