Citi, Hasbro, AGA Medical big market movers

AP News
Posted: Oct 18, 2010 4:33 PM
Citi, Hasbro, AGA Medical big market movers

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:


Citigroup Inc., up 22 cents at $4.17

The banking giant posted its third straight quarterly profit, as losses from loan defaults declined and revenue in emerging markets grew.

Northeast Utilities, down 28 cents at $30.42

The New England electric and gas utility will become one of the nation's largest with its $4.17 billion purchase of Nstar.

Halliburton Co., down $1.73 at $34.09

Shares declined, but the oilfield services company said vigorous natural gas drilling helped its quarterly profit more than double.

Quicksilver Resources Inc., up $2.04 at $14.65

The Texas oil and gas company's founding family told Quicksilver's board of directors it is interested in taking the company private.

Hasbro Inc., up $1.73 at $46.81

The toy maker's shares hit a record high after it said strength in its preschool products helped quarterly profit beat analyst expectations.

McMoRan Exploration Co., down $2.42 at $16.02

The oil and natural gas company shrank its quarterly loss, but revenue fell short of Wall Street estimates as production declined.


AGA Medical Holdings Inc., up $5.99 at $20.70

St. Jude Medical Inc. will boost its cardiovascular business by buying the rival heart device maker for $1.04 billion.

YRC Worldwide Inc., up 80 cents at $4.50 The trucking operator said volumes are rising and it expects to post a narrower third-quarter loss than it did a year ago.