Dollar General and Monster are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Dollar General Corp., up $6.68 to $64.14
The discounter started a bidding war for rival Family Dollar, offering $8.95 billion as it tries to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Sensata Technologies Holding NV, up $2.67 to $48.84
The company said plans to buy Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors, for about $1 billion.
J.C. Penney Co., up 37 cents to $9.87
Shares of the department store operator continue to rise after it posted a better-than-expected second-quarter results last week.
Ingersoll-Rand PLC, up $1.63 to $62.18
The industrial products maker is buying Cameron International Corp.'s centrifugal compression business for $850 million.
United Continental Holdings Inc., up $1.83 to $47.84
Shares of the airline rose on falling oil prices. Investors expect it could pay less for fuel.
Lannett Co., up $2.50 to $40.40
The generic drug developer gave a fourth-quarter and full-year outlook that exceeded Wall Street expectations.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., up $1.94 to $22.55
The company behind the "Shrek" movies hired DirecTV executive Fazal Merchant as its new chief financial officer.
Monster Beverage Corp., down $5.05 to $88.44
A Jefferies analyst downgraded the energy drink maker saying that its stock may be fully valued after Coca-Cola said it will buy a stake in it.