Chimerix and NuStar are big market movers

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Posted: Dec 31, 2015 4:42 PM

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

NYSE

Lockheed Martin Corp., down $2.65 to $217.15

The defense contractor was awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion by the Defense Department to build 32 C-130J aircraft.

NuStar Energy LP, up $2.55 to $40.10

The energy company will be part of the first U.S. crude exports in 40 years, following the lifting of a ban on exporting U.S. oil.

Peabody Energy Corp., down 35 cents to $7.68

The coal mining company's stock slumped along with some of its peers on the last day in a year of steadily falling energy prices.

J.C. Penney Co., down 11 cents to $6.66

The retailer and some of its peers fell, even as the consumer discretionary sector turned in one of the best performances in the market this year.

General Motors Co., down 32 cents to $34.01

The automakers' bid for a dismissal of a key case over defective ignition switches was rejected by a judge, clearing the way for a trial.

Walt Disney Co., down $1.26 to $105.08

George Lucas apologized for criticizing the entertainment giant's handling of "Star Wars" and for saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers."

Nasdaq

Chimerix Inc., up 60 cents to $8.95

Asset management company Point72, which was founded by Steve Cohen, disclosed a 5.3 percent stake in the biotechnology company.

Facebook Inc., down $1.56 to $104.66

The social network disclosed a glitch that congratulated users on 46 years of online friendship.