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Big Movers in the Stock Market

October 6, 2005

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

NYSE

Guess? Inc., up $4.15 at $24.90

The fashion company’s sales for stores open at least a year rose 14.2 percent in September.

Marriott International Inc., up $1.25 at $64.42

Profits at the hotel chain rose 12 percent due to higher room rates.

Stone Energy Corp., down $6.02 at $50.05

The oil and gas company lowered its production forecasts for the third quarter and the rest of the year due to hurricane-related disruptions.

NASDAQ

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., down $2.11 at $21.59

The computer security firm reduced its revenue forecasts and announced the $225 million acquisition of privately held Sourcefire Inc.

Medicines Co., down $4.48 at $17.45

Slow product demand and a restructuring effort led the drug maker to reduce its revenue expectations for the year.

Viisage Technology Inc., up $1.14 at $4.78

The maker of face-recognition technology said a private investment firm paid $100 million for an equity stake, which the company plans to use for acquisitions.

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