Lowe's, Finish Line, Flowers Foods market movers

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:


Lowe's Cos. Inc., up $1.98 at $33.96

Citing lower costs and higher revenue, the home improvement retailer said that its third-quarter net income jumped 76 percent.

Tyson Foods Inc., up $1.84 at $18.72

Thanks to higher chicken prices, the meat company's fourth-quarter net income rose 91 percent. The results topped expectations.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc., up 70 cents at $14.74

The aircraft parts maker said that its president and CEO will retire early next year and it has started the search for a successor.

Agilent Technologies Inc., up $1.70 at $37.51

A Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the measuring technology company's shares to "Buy," citing a possible increase in market share.

Flowers Foods Inc., up 32 cents at $22.64

Investors pushed the bakery company's stock higher, betting that it may benefit from the liquidation of Hostess Brands Inc.

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BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc., up $3.08 at $7.23

Medical device maker Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to buy BioMimetic in a $190 million deal to grow its foot and ankle business.

Diamond Foods Inc., down $1.79 at $13.34

A Jefferies analyst lowered the snack food company's rating and price target following the restatement of some earnings results.

Finish Line Inc., up 95 cents at $20.94

A Citi analyst reiterated her "Buy" rating on the sporting goods retailer saying the company should benefit from its exclusive products.