The following are some of today’s most notable movers of interest, ranked by percentage change (all stocks over 100K average daily volume).
Biggest Intraday Gainers
- Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) 39.00 – 44.18, +36.86%: STZ rocketed to a new high for 2013 after announcing an agreement that establishes Crown Imports as the #3 producer and marketer of beer in the U.S.
- Angie’s List (NASDAQ:ANGI) 16.67 – 18.19, +24.52%: Earnings released after the close of trading on Wednesday show Angie’s List earned $2.4 million (4 cents a share) on revenue of more than $46 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31. Membership in the company was up more than 60% from the end of 2011. This beat estimates by analysts at FactSet who forecasted a loss of 2 cents per share
- H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) 71.85 – 72.61, +19.66%: The company announced today that it will be acquired by an investment consortium between Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) and 3G Capital. Heinz shareholders will receive $72.50 in cash for each share of common stock owned. The deal has been valued at $28 billion.
- Alpha Natural Resources(NYSE:ANR) 9.05 – 9.90, +13.90%: The coal producer announced Thursday that its losses were reduced during the fourth-quarter and that it lost $127.6 million, or 58 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 31 compared to a loss of $792.9 million, or $3.62 per share, for the same quarter a year earlier.
- Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) 41.50 – 47.85, +8.55%: The company announced quarterly revenue that was up 73% as the real estate website brought in more and more users. Zillow was up as high as 12% in after-market trading Wednesday following the company’s forecast of revenue between $36 and $37 million.
Biggest Intraday Declines
- Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) 43.60 – 45.90, -17.35%: Decreased attendance at its meetings remained low and has caused WTW to forecast full-year earnings to come in below expectations. This sent its shares down more than 15% in after the bell Wednesday.
- Stamps.Com (NASDAQ:STMP) 22.35 – 25.58, -12.89%: STMP reported fourth-quarter revenue that missed expectations, despite an otherwise decent quarter. The company also announced weaker-than-expected guidance for 2013.
- Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) 53.68 – 60.00, -15.77%: STRA recently named a new chief executive and reported poor fourth-quarter earnings that dropped almost 40% because of declines in student enrollment. Revenues also missed consensus estimates.
- Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA) 86.90 – 89.50, -11.71%: CEO Chuck Rubin will step down next week from the company’s highest position in order to become CEO at Michaels Stores Inc. This caused Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) to cut its rating to neutral from outperform, citing future uncertainty.
- Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) 87.11 – 89.88, -9.68%: WFM announced fiscal first-quarter profit that was up 24% as the chain’s sales continued to rise while margins expanded. However, they projected weaker sales and margins for the remainder of 2013.
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