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.