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11 Intraday Movers and Shakers

Lowered analyst expectations brought mid-caps SKS, NBR and UTHR down.


The following are some of today’s most notable movers of interest; categorized by market capitalization (large cap over $10 billion and mid cap between $2-$10 billion) and ranked by % change (all stocks over 100K average daily volume).

Large Cap Gainers

  • CVS Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS) 48.78 +2.61%: CVS announced a 38% dividend increase to $0.225 per share, reaffirmed FY12 guidance and increased guidance for next year.
  • Praxair (NYSE:PX) 107.99 +1.28%: Praxair Distribution, a subsidiary of PX, acquired PortaGas, a producer of portable cylinder gases and recyclable cylinders today.
  • Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) 31.56 +1.38%: Momentum continues from yesterday’s announcement of a 46.5 million share public offering at $31 per share.

Large Cap Losers

Mid Cap Gainers

Mid Cap Losers

  • Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) 45.42 -3.71%: Equity research firm Cleveland Research lowered expectations for DKS comps.
  • Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) 13.97 -3.85%: NBR stock is down on a rating downgrade from Hold to Underperform from Jefferies.
  • United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) 50.22 -3.72%: UTHR was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

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