NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Deere & Co., down $4.77 at $84.28
The agricultural equipment maker’s quarterly net income rose by 4 percent, but its sales growth missed the company’s expectations.
Harry Winston Diamond Corp., up $1.09 at $13.02
Citi initiated coverage of the diamond company with a “Buy” rating, citing sales growth of its watches and bridal jewelry.
Wellcare Health Plans Inc., up $5.78 at $68.74
The Medicaid and Medicare coverage provider’s fourth-quarter earnings more than tripled thanks to strong enrollment gains.
Kellogg Co., up $2.57 at $52.87
The maker of Special K cereal and Cheez-It crackers is buying the Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., up $3.71 at $48.30
The teen retailer’s fourth-quarter earnings fell as it dealt with higher production costs and was forced to slash its prices. Sales rose 16 percent.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., up 79 cents at $39.90
The beverage company’s fourth-quarter net income rose 48 percent on higher prices and strong sales of its new brand Dr Pepper TEN.
Capital One Financial Corp., up $1.20 at $49.18
The company won approval to acquire online bank ING Direct for $9 billion, which will make it the nation’s fifth-largest bank.
Comcast Corp., up $1.27 at $28.52
The cable company said it lost 17,000 TV customers in the fourth quarter, the smallest number of defections in five years.