Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
99 Cents Only Stores, up $2.90 at $19.58
The discount store chain's founding family and an investment firm offered to buy the company for $19.09 per share, about $1.3 billion.
AnnTaylor Stores Corp., up $3.08 at $27.29
The women's clothing chain's quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates, and the company gave an upbeat sales forecast for the year.
Aeropostale Inc., down $1.58 at $23.05
The teen clothing seller gave earnings forecasts below Wall Street analysts' expectations as the company's costs rise.
Valero Energy Corp., up $1.66 at $27.98
The oil refiner agreed to buy Chevron Corp.'s Pembroke refinery assets in the U.K. and Ireland for $1.73 billion.
Carnival Corp., down 51 cents at $39.94
The cruise operator cut its full-year earnings outlook because of rising fuel prices and itinerary changes in the Middle East.
RC2 Corp., up $2.80 at $28.31
Japan's Tomy Co. will buy the maker of Thomas the Tank Engine train sets and other toys for $640 million.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., down 39 cents at $3.50
The gun company said businesses and the government were spending less on its perimeter security systems, and its forecast disappointed.
Energy Conversion Devices Inc., down 68 cents at $2.48
Problems with solar incentives in two key markets has put projects on hold and will likely weigh on the company's revenue this quarter.