Annie's and Live Nation are big market movers

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 4:29 PM

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


Protective Life Corp., up $10.64 to $69.36

In what would be the largest foreign acquisition for a Japanese insurer, Dai-ichi Life bid $5.7 billion for the financial company.

Annie's Inc., down $2.53 to $30.07

The auditor for the organic food company is resigning, citing "an insufficient complement of finance and accounting resources."

Walgreen Co., up $3 to $74.56

Comparable-store sales climbed 4.4 percent as more freely spending shoppers trumped a decrease in traffic at its drug stores.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc., up 41 cents to $23.98

The concert ticketing service may be spared millions in costs after few people made settlement claims over additional fees.

Pandora Media, Inc., down 9 cents to $24.52

The Justice Department is reviewing the rules that govern how much artists can charge companies like the digital streaming site.


First Solar Inc., up $2.46 to $65.39

The U.S. could clamp down on Chinese solar companies through preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs, giving domestic companies a boost.

FuelCell Energy Inc., down 18 cents to $2.19

Quarterly losses were worse than anticipated at the fuel cell power plant company, which is trying to get to break-even cash flow.

Panera Bread Co., up 44 cents to $154.46

The restaurant chain issued a "Food Policy" outling its commitment to "clean" and "simple" ingredients.