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Big Movers in the Stock Market

August 8, 2006

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


Bristol Myers Squibb Co., down $1.56 at $21.21

A generic drugmaker announced production of a version of Bristol Myers’ Plavix drug.

Rent-A-Center Inc., up 90 cents at $27.89

Rent Way Inc., up $1.92 at $10.15

Rent-A-Center plans to purchase rival Rent Way for $567 million.

United Rentals Inc., down $4.92 at $21.96

The equipment rental company posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its forecasts for 2006.


Brocade Communications Systems Inc., down $1.13 at $5.01

McData Corp., up 41 cents at $3.26

Brocade announced it would buy McData for $713 million in stock.

Comstock Homebuilding Companies Inc., down $1.45 at $4.06

The homebuilder posted a second-quarter loss, blamed on the deterioration of the housing market.

Loudeye Corp., up $2.56 at $4.33

Nokia Corp., down 10 cents at $19.46

Nokia agreed to buy the digital music distributor for $60 million.

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