Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Safeway Inc., down $1.72 at $20.95
The grocery chain said that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 6 percent due to the higher costs for the products on its shelves.
Kohl's Corp., down $3.08 at $49.11
The department store chain said that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income fell as sales suffered during the holiday selling season.
Dillard's Inc., up $5.63 at $57.83
The department store operator said its fourth-quarter profit rose 29 percent thanks to a tax credit and unchanged expenses.
Principal Financial Group Inc., up 88 cents at $27.89
A Sterne Agee analyst upgraded the insurer's stock to a "Buy" rating, saying the company has "solid long-term" growth potential.
OfficeMax Inc., up 52 cents at $6.04
The office supplies retailer's fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 76 percent, but its adjusted earnings and revenue topped estimates.
Vivus Inc., up $8.18 at $18.73
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers gave a strong endorsement to the drugmaker's potential weight loss drug Qnexa.
Sears Holdings Corp., up $9.72 at $61.80
The operator of Sears and Kmart said it will spin off some stores and sell others as it seeks to regain profitability.
HSN Inc., up 58 cents at $36.94
The company, which runs a television shopping channel and companion website, said that its fourth-quarter profit climbed 13 percent.