Range Resources and Synchrony rise while JB Hunt stumbles
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:
Range Resources Corp., up 65 cents to $17.61
Natural gas companies continued to rise as cold weather boosted the price of natural gas.
J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc., down 23 cents to $115.24
The trucking company gave a weak fourth-quarter profit forecast and said it will take $40 million in one-time charges.
Royal Gold Inc., down $4.68 to $82.05
The precious metals royalty company said operations at a mine in Canada have been suspended because of a lack of water.
Synchrony Financial, up 37 cents to $38.97
Banks and financial companies moved higher as interest rates recovered from a steep drop on Wednesday.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 58 cents to $19.27
Copper prices continued to climb and reached their highest levels in about four years.
Ascena Retailer Group Inc., down 3 cents to $2.38
Retailers gave back some of their recent gains after a strong holiday-season rally.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP, down 80 cents to $8.05
The oil and solvents processor reported disappointing third-quarter results.
KLA-Tencor Corp., up 57 cents to $107.85
Technology companies continued a modest recovery after several days of losses.