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.
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