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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 -0.14%  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 +2.48%  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 +2.80%  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 -4.99%   fueled a broad rally among rare-earth stocks.

Wabash National Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201427644/composite WNC -0.06%  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 +0.94%  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 +1.81%   /zigman2/quotes/206172043/delayed FR:FP +0.46%  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
$ 7.27
-0.01 -0.14%
Volume: 22,738
Jan. 19, 2021 12:37p
P/E Ratio
10.00
Dividend Yield
4.40%
Market Cap
$74.46 million
Rev. per Employee
$531,855
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/zigman2/quotes/202536373/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 78.49
+1.90 +2.48%
Volume: 971,825
Jan. 19, 2021 1:14p
P/E Ratio
9.98
Dividend Yield
1.28%
Market Cap
$23.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 43.90
+1.20 +2.80%
Volume: 1.09M
Jan. 19, 2021 1:14p
P/E Ratio
9.16
Dividend Yield
1.28%
Market Cap
$11.45 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/201229869/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
¥ 14.46
-0.76 -4.99%
Volume: 214.88M
Jan. 19, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
78.93
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥55.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥1.97M
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/zigman2/quotes/201427644/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 17.06
-0.01 -0.06%
Volume: 80,228
Jan. 19, 2021 1:09p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.87%
Market Cap
$903.86 million
Rev. per Employee
$336,107
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/zigman2/quotes/202627887/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 81.23
+0.76 +0.94%
Volume: 834,465
Jan. 19, 2021 1:14p
P/E Ratio
18.35
Dividend Yield
4.76%
Market Cap
$134.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
$942,111
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/zigman2/quotes/201824152/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 45.03
+0.80 +1.81%
Volume: 1.31M
Jan. 19, 2021 1:13p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$117.92 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.64M
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/zigman2/quotes/206172043/delayed
FR : France: Euronext Paris
37.15
+0.17 +0.46%
Volume: 4.53M
Jan. 19, 2021 5:38p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
7.11%
Market Cap
€97.21 billion
Rev. per Employee
€1.46M
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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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