Hovnanian, US Airways, Ruby Tuesday, Human Genome are among big market movers Wednesday

August 26th, 2009

Hovnanian, US Airways, Ruby Tuesday are big movers

NEW YORK — The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange:


Williams Sonoma Inc., up $1.74 at $17.21

The home decor retailer’s profit tumbled in the second quarter on charges related to underperforming stores and lower sales.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., up 43 cents at $5

A government report showed a big leap in sales of new homes last month, yet another sign of recovery in the battered housing market.

Bridgepoint Education Inc., down $1.20 at $19.59

The for-profit online education provider said its biggest stockholder and members of its management team planned to sell their shares.

US Airways Group Inc., up 31 cents at $3.76

The airline said it

Ruby Tuesday Inc., up 33 cents at $7.71

An analyst said new sales drivers such as a new weekend brunch offering could boost results for the casual dining chain operator.


Human Genome Sciences Inc., up $1.29 at $20.50

The biotechnology company has gotten a boost on speculation that British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC plans to buy the company.

Blue Coat Systems Inc., up $2.29 at $19.55

The security hardware and software maker reversed a year-earlier loss and beat Street projections for fiscal first-quarter results.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc., down $1.83 at $10.16

The casino operator said it made money in its fiscal first quarter on the absence of charges that impacted results a year earlier.

Filed under News


Leave a Reply

Protected by Comment Guard Pro