Ford, Pfizer, BofA are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) ? Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:


Monsanto Co., down 90 cents at $69.78

A report found that rootworms are developing resistance to a natural pesticide which the seed and farm chemical company makes.

Pfizer Inc., up 67 cents at $18.88

A blood thinner from the biopharmaceutical company and Bristol-Myers reduced major bleeding in clinical trials.

Bank of America Corp., up 63 cents at $8.39

The nation’s largest bank is selling half of its stake in Chinese bank China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash.

Venoco Inc., up $2.78 at $11.76

The chief executive of the oil-and-gas explorer offered to buy the company for $12.50 a share and take it private.

Ford Motor Co., up 53 cents at $10.93

A Citi analyst said that auto sales figures, which will be released Thursday, will not be as bad as had been expected.

Donaldson Company Inc., up $4 at $57.61

The filter maker said that its fourth-quarter profit jumped 29 percent on stronger sales of industrial and engine products.


Cisco Systems Inc., up 42 cents at $15.74

The computer networking gear maker acquired Versly, which makes software allowing users to collaborate in Microsoft Office programs.

Insituform Technologies Inc., up $1.10 at $16.41

A Janney Capital Markets analyst upgraded the pipeline company’s shares saying its businesses in Europe and Asia are well-positioned.