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