VeriFone, Quiksilver, E-Trade big market movers

AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2013 6:34 PM

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


VeriFone Systems Inc., up $2.09 at $22.81

The company, which makes terminals for electronic payments, reported third-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations.

Quiksilver Inc., up $1.65 at $6.85

The retailer, which sells skateboarding- and surfing-inspired clothing, reported third-quarter net income that beat expectations.

USG Corp., up $1.13 at $25.06

Analysts from Sterne Agee upgraded the building products company's stock to a "Buy" rating on expectations that the company will increase its prices for wallboard.

American Tower Corp., up $3.16 at $71.91

The wireless communications infrastructure company is buying Macquarie Infrastructure Partner for about $3.3 billion.


Mattress Firm Holding Corp., down $6.10 at $35.59

The mattress seller's second-quarter net income rose 40 percent, but its adjusted earnings and revenue fell short of expectations.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., down $1.17 at $10.31

The gun maker's first-quarter earnings and revenue beat expectations, but it posted a disappointing second-quarter forecast.

Zumiez Inc., up $2.83 at $28.12

The teen retailer, which sells clothing and sporting equipment, reported a profit for the second quarter that beat Wall Street's expectations.

E-Trade Financial Corp., up 71 cents at $16.26

A Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the online broker's stock rating on its plans to distribute $100 million in capital from its bank subsidiary to its holding company.