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Feb. 15, 2012, 6:22 p.m. EST

Wednesday’s biggest gaining and declining stocks

Abercrombie & Fitch, BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Dean Foods, Zynga

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By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Shares of the following companies made notable moves in Wednesday’s U.S. stock market:

Advancers

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. /zigman2/quotes/206677024/composite ANF +0.80%  leapt 8.3% after the teen-apparel retailer said it expects its profit margin to stabilize in the latter half of 2012. Read more about retailer’s welcome news for investors.

BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc.  shares surged 27% after the Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday said it had cleared the sale of the drug developer’s testosterone replacement for men.

Comcast Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite CMCSA +0.94%  shares advanced 4.7% a day after the cable company authorized a $6.5 billion share-repurchase program.

Dean Foods Co.  shares rose more than 10% after the dairy supplier reported an adjusted quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates.

Juniper Networks Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite JNPR -0.62%  shares climbed 7% after Jefferies Group Inc. wrote in a research note the networking-equipment maker remains a favored vendor by AT&T Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite T +2.22%  

Kellogg Co. /zigman2/quotes/209631250/composite K +0.21%  shares climbed 5% after it said it would buy Procter & Gamble Co.’s /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG +0.98%  potato-chip unit for about $2.7 billion in cash.

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.  advanced 5% after the casino operator reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates.

Wellcare Health Plans Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207459018/lastsale WCG +1.35%  shares gained 9.2% after the insurer reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped expectations.

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Decliners

Active Power Inc.  shares retreated 14% to 80 cents after the backup-power developer reported fourth-quarter revenue below expectations.

FMC Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207530935/composite FTI +3.12%  shares fell 5.% after the oilfield-equipment maker late Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit short of estimates.

Owens Corning /zigman2/quotes/202113551/composite OC +0.35%  shares declined 6.3% after the building-materials maker reported fourth-quarter earnings below Wall Street’s expectations.

Powerwave Technologies Inc.   shares slid 14% to $1.35 after JPMorgan Chase & co. downgraded the manufacturer of wireless-communication gear to underweight from neutral.

Willis Group Holdings Ltd.  shares declined 10.7% a day after the insurance broker reported fourth-quarter profit beneath estimates.

Zynga Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209662259/composite ZNGA +0.13%  shares declined almost 18% after at least three analysts cut their ratings on the social-game maker following its fourth-quarter earnings report late Tuesday. Read the Ratings Game: Zynga shares are pinched.

/zigman2/quotes/206677024/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 32.78
+0.26 +0.80%
Volume: 2.10M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.78
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$1.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$117,866
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/zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 41.87
+0.39 +0.94%
Volume: 21.02M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
13.48
Dividend Yield
2.58%
Market Cap
$185.83 billion
Rev. per Employee
$635,926
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/zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 30.27
-0.19 -0.62%
Volume: 4.72M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
29.55
Dividend Yield
2.78%
Market Cap
$9.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$473,869
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/zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 20.28
+0.44 +2.22%
Volume: 40.02M
May 16, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
8.57
Dividend Yield
5.47%
Market Cap
$142.03 billion
Rev. per Employee
$803,103
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/zigman2/quotes/209631250/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 73.16
+0.15 +0.21%
Volume: 1.89M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
16.27
Dividend Yield
3.17%
Market Cap
$24.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
$460,323
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/zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 155.12
+1.50 +0.98%
Volume: 5.97M
May 16, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
27.11
Dividend Yield
2.36%
Market Cap
$368.58 billion
Rev. per Employee
$788,297
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/zigman2/quotes/207459018/lastsale
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 349.92
+4.67 +1.35%
Volume: 2.06M
Jan. 23, 2020 12:00a
P/E Ratio
30.55
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
N/A
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/207530935/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 7.60
+0.23 +3.12%
Volume: 5.92M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$3.33 billion
Rev. per Employee
$288,297
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/zigman2/quotes/202113551/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 93.55
+0.33 +0.35%
Volume: 586,885
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
8.83
Dividend Yield
1.50%
Market Cap
$9.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$446,450
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/zigman2/quotes/209662259/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 7.92
+0.01 +0.13%
Volume: 34.05M
May 16, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$9.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
$952,337
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Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.

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