NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
BioMed Realty Trust Inc., up $2.36 to $21.54
The real estate investment trust focusing on biotechnology company properties is in talks to sell itself, according to Bloomberg News.
MetLife Inc., up 32 cents to $46.52
The life insurance company increased its stock buyback program to $1 billion, less than a year after completing a similar program.
Post Holdings Inc., up 57 cents to $67.89
The cereal maker plans to spend $90 million to buy an egg producer months after its egg supply suffered from a bird flu outbreak.
J.C. Penney Co., down 1 cent to $9.37
The retailer promoted John Tighe to the role of chief merchant effective Oct. 1, replacing Elizabeth Sweney, who will retire.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down 59 cents to $10
The mining company and its peers continued to see their stocks weighed by fears of an economic slowdown in China.
Citrix Systems Inc., up 25 cents to $72.40
The cloud computing company is making a final attempt to sell itself before embarking on asset sales, according to Reuters.
Facebook Inc., up $1.01 to $93.97
The social network company's Instagram photo-sharing app has passed 400 million users, with a large push from Europe and Asia.
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc., down 42 cents to $2.50
The biotechnology company reported disappointing study results for a potential cancer treatment using its drug candidate apatorsen.