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March 27, 2012, 5:34 p.m. EDT

Tuesday’s biggest gaining & declining stocks

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By Kate Gibson and Myra P. Saefong, MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Shares of the following companies made notable moves in Tuesday’s U.S. stock market:

Advancers

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Crown Crafts Inc.’s /zigman2/quotes/202621768/composite CRWS -1.60%  shares rallied 23% to close at $5.35 after the supplier of infant accessories late Monday said its board approved a doubling of its quarterly dividend to 8 cents a share.

Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s  shares gained 7.9% a day after Bausch + Lomb said it would buy the drug developer for about $500 million in cash. Read more about the acquisition.

Shares of Lennar Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202536373/composite LEN +0.10%  rose 4.7% after touching a 52-week high of $28.28. The home builder reported Tuesday that its new home orders shot up 33% for its fiscal first quarter and its CEO Stuart Miller said in a statement that the home-building market is stabilizing. Shares of other home builders also rallied, with PulteGroup /zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite PHM -0.62%  up nearly 4%. Read more on the home-builder rally.

Molycorp Inc. shares  climbed 8.3%. News reports said a significant jump in 2011 earnings for Chinese rare-earth producer Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. /zigman2/quotes/201229869/delayed CN:600111 +5.56%   fueled a broad rally among rare-earth stocks.

Wabash National Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201427644/composite WNC -8.66%  rose 9.5% after the truck-trailer manufacturer said it would pay $360 million to buy Walker Group Holdings LLC, a maker of liquid-transportation systems.

Wave Systems Corp.   shares gained 18% after the provider of online-security products for businesses said it had been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army.

Decliners

Shares of Apollo Group Inc.  dropped 8.5% after Credit Suisse cut its recommendation on the company’s stock to neutral from outperform. The move followed the release late Monday of the for-profit educator’s fiscal second-quarter results. Read about Apollo Group’s results.

Harry Winston Diamond Corp. shares  fell 5.3%. Rio Tinto PLC /zigman2/quotes/202627887/composite RIO 0.00%  is considering exiting its diamond operations and is exploring a range of options for the possible sale of those assets, which includes a 60% stake in Canada’s Diavik diamond mine. Harry Winston Diamond Corp. owns the remaining 40% of Diavik.

MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s  shares declined 4.1% after the company late Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected its orally inhaled migraine treatment. Read more on MAP.

Shares of McMoRan Exploration Co.  sank 7.5% after the company said it has not yet completed its Davy Jones No. 1 well in the Gulf of Mexico because of a malfunction in hydraulic equipment.

Total SA’s /zigman2/quotes/201824152/composite TOT -1.67%   /zigman2/quotes/206172043/delayed FR:FP +1.47%  U.S.-listed shares fell 7.1% as industry and government officials reviewed options for contending with an underwater gas leak from one of the company’s platforms east of Scotland. Read more on Total SA.

/zigman2/quotes/202621768/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 4.69
-0.08 -1.60%
Volume: 2,813
July 31, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.26
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$47.78 million
Rev. per Employee
$432,123
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/zigman2/quotes/202536373/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 72.35
+0.07 +0.10%
Volume: 1.84M
July 31, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
10.90
Dividend Yield
0.69%
Market Cap
$21.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.77M
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/zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 43.60
-0.27 -0.62%
Volume: 2.69M
July 31, 2020 4:03p
P/E Ratio
10.28
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Market Cap
$11.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/201229869/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 13.10
+0.69 +5.56%
Volume: 170.27M
Aug. 3, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
74.10
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥44.86 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥1.29M
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/zigman2/quotes/201427644/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 11.39
-1.08 -8.66%
Volume: 1.20M
July 31, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Market Cap
$602.68 million
Rev. per Employee
$319,335
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/zigman2/quotes/202627887/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 61.04
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 3.11M
July 31, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
12.47
Dividend Yield
6.32%
Market Cap
$102.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
$852,406
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/zigman2/quotes/201824152/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 37.66
-0.64 -1.67%
Volume: 3.34M
July 31, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
12.23
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$97.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.87M
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/zigman2/quotes/206172043/delayed
FR : France: Euronext Paris
31.76
+0.46 +1.47%
Volume: 1.87M
Aug. 3, 2020 11:40a
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
8.31%
Market Cap
€82.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
€1.59M
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Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York. Myra Saefong is a MarketWatch reporter based in San Francisco.

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