Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
KB Home, down 50 cents at $12.71
Shares of the homebuilder declined after a report said builders cut their requests for permits to start new projects to a five-decade low.
Peabody Energy Corp., up $2.54 at $67.67
Coal company shares got a boost as politicans from several countries questioned their atomic energy plans after Japan's nuclear crisis.
Morton's Restaurant Group Inc., up 76 cents at $7.20
The steakhouse operator, backed by its largest shareholders, is exploring strategic options including a possible sale of the company.
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., down 60 cents at $3.71 The teen clothing retailer, which has been struggling to gain market share, posted a quarterly loss and a weak outlook.
Rambus Inc., up 75 cents at $19.52
The company, which licenses its designs for memory chips and other technologies, renewed a patent license deal with Toshiba Corp.
Apple Inc., down $15.42 at $330.01
A JMP Securities analyst downgraded the technology company's shares because of sliding sales at an Asian supplier.
Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc., up 71 cents at $46.71
CNBC, citing a dealReporter report, said the coffee company recently held talks with Starbucks Corp. about a potential sale.
Online Resources Corp., down $2.34 at $3.71
The provider of online financial services said it has decided against any potential merger or buyout of the company.