Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Bank of America Corp., up 49 cents at $7.48
Two key executives left the bank, while two others were promoted to the COO role, as part of the company's turnaround efforts.
Consol Energy Inc., up $1.91 at $45.56
Hess said it is paying $593 million for a 50 percent stake in an oil and gas field that Consol Energy owns.
Darden Restaurants Inc., down $1.64 at $44.54
The owner of the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains cut its profit forecast because of the impact from Hurricane Irene.
Yahoo Inc., up 70 cents at $13.61
The Web portal fired Carol Bartz as CEO because of doubts that she could steer the company through a long-promised turnaround.
Nvidia Corp., up $1.07 at $14.25
The computer graphics technology company expects fiscal 2013 revenue to be higher than what Wall Street analysts had predicted.
Altera Corp., up 32 cents at $35.18
The chipmaker cut its third-quarter sales forecast because demand for its products has weakened in several industries.
Urban Outfitters Inc., down 52 cents at $25.26
The owner of the Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie chains said a key sales measure was slipping in the current quarter.
Finish Line Inc., up 83 cents at $20.07
A Canaccord analyst initiated coverage of the athletic retailer's shares with a "Buy" rating.