Monsanto and Brown-Forman skid, Ross Stores rises

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Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:


Monsanto Co., down $7.19 to $85.30

The agribusiness company cut its annual profit forecast in part because of the strong dollar.

Brown-Forman Corp., down $1.47 to $96.19

The spirits maker cut its full-year profit forecast because of the strong dollar and weaker sales in emerging markets.

Everyday Health Inc., up 89 cents to $5.55

The digital health and wellness company issued a strong quarterly report.

Guidewire Software Inc., up $1.93 to $52.45

The insurance software company posted higher profit and better sales than expected.

NextEra Energy Inc., down 24 cents to $112.36

The electricity company fell with other utilities on rising bond yields, which make utility dividends less attractive to investors.


Ross Stores Inc., up $1.51 to $57.74

The discount retailer reported better-than-expected profit and sales for its latest quarter.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp., down $1.38 to $11.91

The sporting goods retailer fell after rival Sports Authority said it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Zynga Inc., up 9 cents to $2.25

The online games company said former Electronic Arts executive Frank Gibeau will become CEO next week.