Barnes & Noble, Dollar General are market movers

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Posted: Aug 30, 2011 5:13 PM
Barnes & Noble, Dollar General are market movers

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

NYSE

Barnes & Noble Inc., up $1.70 at $13.13

The bookseller narrowed its quarterly loss as sales if its Nook e-book reader and e-books helped offset lower physical book sales.

Dollar General Corp., up $1.97 at $35.76

The discount store operator said that its second-quarter earnings rose as thrifty consumers bought more candy and groceries.

Ryder System Inc., up $1.22 at $46.67

A Morgan Keegan analyst said that the truck rental and leasing company will do well even during a slowing economy.

LDK Solar Co., down 19 cents at $5.99

After the solar company released disappointing earnings, a Collins Stewart analyst maintained his "Sell" rating on its stock.

Nasdaq

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., down 15 cents at $7.45

The grocery store operator said that its fourth-quarter net income fell 48 percent as it faced tougher competition.

Limelight Networks Inc., up 14 cents at $2.62

The content delivery network provider sold its EyeWonder video and media advertising unit for about $66 million to DG FastChannel.

AEterna Zentaris Inc., up 14 cents at $2.03

The Canadian drug company said it got positive results from a study of its adult growth hormone deficiency diagnostic test.

1-800-Flowers.com Inc., down 8 cents at $2.66

The flowers and gourmet food basket retailer said its fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed as its flower business grew.