Annie's and Live Nation are big market movers
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Protective Life Corp., up $10.64 to $69.36
In what would be the largest foreign acquisition for a Japanese insurer, Dai-ichi Life bid $5.7 billion for the financial company.
Annie's Inc., down $2.53 to $30.07
The auditor for the organic food company is resigning, citing "an insufficient complement of finance and accounting resources."
Walgreen Co., up $3 to $74.56
Comparable-store sales climbed 4.4 per cent as more freely spending shoppers trumped a decrease in traffic at its drug stores.
Live Nation Entertainment Inc., up 41 cents to $23.98
The concert ticketing service may be spared millions in costs after few people made settlement claims over additional fees.
Pandora Media, Inc., down 9 cents to $24.52
The Justice Department is reviewing the rules that govern how much artists can charge companies like the digital streaming site.
First Solar Inc., up $2.46 to $65.39
The U.S. could clamp down on Chinese solar companies through preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs, giving domestic companies a boost.
FuelCell Energy Inc., down 18 cents to $2.19
Quarterly losses were worse than anticipated at the fuel cell power plant company, which is trying to get to break-even cash flow.
Panera Bread Co., up 44 cents to $154.46
The restaurant chain issued a "Food Policy" outling its commitment to "clean" and "simple" ingredients.