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Big Movers in the Stock Market

February 25, 2005

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


Clear Channel Communications Inc., down $1.16 at $32.75

The radio and advertising company lost $4.7 billion in the fourth quarter due to a one-time accounting charge to comply with federal requirements.

H&R Block Inc., up $4.46 at $51.50

The company’s client base and revenue-per-client grew in the most recent quarter, although it also had an expected slide in profits.

The Washington Post Co., down $17.52 at $908.98

The newspaper and media company saw its profits rise 21 percent for the quarter, but missed Wall Street forecasts by 19 cents per share.


Microsoft Corp., down 12 cents at $25.25

European antitrust regulators met with the company’s rivals to ensure the software giant is complying with the European Union’s ruling against it.

Synaptics Inc., up $3.32 at $24.33

The company revealed in a regulatory filing that its touchpad technology will be used in future generations of Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod music players.

Tekelec, down $2.65 at $17.04

The communications equipment maker posted an 82 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits, but still failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations.

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