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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 +2.36%  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 +1.34%  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 +0.37%  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 +1.40%  

Kellogg Co. /zigman2/quotes/209631250/composite K +0.55%  shares climbed 5% after it said it would buy Procter & Gamble Co.’s /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG -0.52%  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.  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 +4.48%  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 -0.69%  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.  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
$ 25.20
+0.58 +2.36%
Volume: 1.30M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
427.12
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$1.21 billion
Rev. per Employee
$117,389
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/zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 36.40
+0.48 +1.34%
Volume: 16.33M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
30.57
Dividend Yield
3.19%
Market Cap
$151.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
$652,833
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/zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 32.80
+0.12 +0.37%
Volume: 4.92M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
22.94
Dividend Yield
2.68%
Market Cap
$10.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$486,304
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/zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 18.87
+0.26 +1.40%
Volume: 26.65M
March 27, 2023 4:03p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
5.88%
Market Cap
$132.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
$751,344
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/zigman2/quotes/209631250/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 65.83
+0.36 +0.55%
Volume: 1.52M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.50
Dividend Yield
3.58%
Market Cap
$22.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
$510,500
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/zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 145.95
-0.77 -0.52%
Volume: 5.92M
March 27, 2023 4:03p
P/E Ratio
25.63
Dividend Yield
2.50%
Market Cap
$346.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
$757,368
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/zigman2/quotes/207530935/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 13.07
+0.56 +4.48%
Volume: 3.91M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$5.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
$286,747
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/zigman2/quotes/202113551/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 91.19
-0.63 -0.69%
Volume: 1.09M
March 27, 2023 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.19
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Market Cap
$8.33 billion
Rev. per Employee
$513,737
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Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.

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