NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of the following companies made notable moves in the U.S. stock market Thursday:
Credit-rating woe follows Irish bank bailouts
Mounting government bailouts for Ireland's troubled banking sector are sending government bond yields higher as the market suspects more credit rating downgrades ahead.
Brush Engineered Materials Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203998669/composite BW -7.69% shares rose 7.6% after Keybanc Capital Markets hiked from hold to buy the maker of metals used in electronics.
Geokinetics Inc. shares advanced 23% after the oil-services firm said it had a contract from Petroleos Mexicanos worth more than $110 million.
Gerber Scientific Inc. shares jumped 14.6% after the automation-equipment provider reported higher first-quarter revenue.
Greenbrier Cos. /zigman2/quotes/202409815/composite GBX +0.53% shares rose 6.6% after BB&T Capital Markets hiked from hold to buy the maker of railway cars.
Heico Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207361354/composite HEI +1.19% shares climbed 15.3% after the manufacturer of parts for jet engines hiked its 2010 outlook after quarterly earnings beat Wall Street forecasts.
Jo-Ann Stores Inc. shares rose 11.7% after the fabric retailer hiked its 2011 earnings outlook. Read detailed report on retail stocks.
Monster Worldwide Inc. shares climbed 4.7% after SunTrust Robinson Humphrey counseled investors to purchase shares of the online-jobs site.
Coldwater Creek Inc. shares fell 8.4% as investors took back a portion of the prior day's gains, which came after the apparel retailer reported a surprise second-quarter profit.
Dynavox Inc. shares slid 30.4% after the speech software company reported a quarterly profit under expectations.
GigaMedia Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/204964238/composite GIGM -0.56% shares fell 11.7% after the online-game developer reported second-quarter income of $52.5 million.
Guess Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204246219/composite GES -3.04% shares lost 10.7% after the clothing retailer's 2010 outlook came up shy of expectations.
Patterson Cos. /zigman2/quotes/205416678/composite PDCO -1.09% fell 5% after the provider of medical supplies reported fiscal first-quarter sales that trailed analysts' expectations.
Rue21 Inc. shares were down 7% after the teen retailer projected third-quarter earnings below the consensus estimates of analysts.
Superconductor Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210452513/composite SCON +6.39% shares tumbled 16% after the producer of high-temperature superconducting materials priced an offering of 4 million common shares at $1.50.
Trico Marine Services Inc. lost 21.6% after the oilfield-services company said its U.S. operations and the Cayman Islands holding company filed petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.