Carmike Cinemas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise climb
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., up $1.84 to $15.44
The information technology products and services company reported a stronger profit and greater sales than analysts had expected.
Gap Inc., up 75 cents to $29.29
The retailer said sales at its namesake stores improved in February from prior months.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 63 cents to $9.74
Metals prices continued to climb after Friday's better-than- expected jobs report suggested the U.S. economy is improving.
H&R Block Inc., down $5.14 to $27.76
The company's quarterly results disappointed investors as people are filing their taxes later and refunds are taking longer to process.
Transocean Ltd., up $1.88 to $12.71
Oil prices continued to rise, and investors hope energy prices have stabilized after almost two years of declines.
Carmike Cinemas Inc., up $4.14 to $29.25
AMC Theaters said it will buy Carmike for $1.1 billion, creating the biggest movie theater chain in the world.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., up $1.65 to $27.05
The gun maker's fiscal third-quarter profit and sales far surpassed Wall Street forecasts.
Staples Inc., down 27 cents to $9.60
The office supply company's quarterly profit and sales were weaker than expected.