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Big Movers in the Stock Market

March 19, 2002

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

NYSE

Dollar General Corp., up $1.62 at $16.99

The discount retailer was upgraded by several investment firms following better-than-expected quarterly results. It also increased its forecast for 2002.

Hewlett-Packard Co., down 45 cents at $18.80; Compaq Corp., up 78 cents at $11.14

Tuesday was the deadline for shareholders to approve or block a merger of the two companies.

Accenture Ltd., down $3.42 at $26

The management-consulting company expects to report a charge of $212 million to cover the loss on the sale of some investments. The company, formerly known as Andersen Consulting, was once part of Arthur Andersen.

NASDAQ

Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., down $5.69 at $16.04

The publisher of TV Guide and interactive programming guides issued a conservative earnings outlook and its co-president resigned unexpectedly. Several investment firms also reduced their ratings on the stock.

Applied Digital Solutions Inc., up 4 cents at 49 cents

The technology development company said a subsidiary signed an agreemnent with Microsoft to strengthen its mapping software capabilities.

Hologic Inc., up $1.26 at $15.69

The provider of radiography systems said it has received a key regulatory approval for its Lorad Digital Breast Imaging system.

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