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Charting the Market -- Barrons.com

4 Feb 2017 5:28 am
A graphic look at selected stock activity for the week ended February 3, 2017 n Edited by David Schutt and Bill Alpert 

Macy's Hud son's Bay Co. -- the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor -- has approached Macy's about a takeover, said the Wall Street Journal.

TD Ameritrade Holding Charles Schwab lowered commissions on stocks and ETFs, from $8.95 to $6.95, spurring fears of a price war with rivals like TD Ameritrade and E*TRADE.

Cadence Design Systems December-quarter profit rose (ignoring some expenses) at the circuit-design tool vendor; annual cash flow was up 18%. A $525 million stock buyback is planned.

Advanced Micro Devices Despite an expected loss of a penny a share in the December quarter, the chip maker beat sales estimates. New computing and graphics chips will drive growth.

Affiliated Mangers Group After edging ahead of December-earnings forecasts, the asset manager unveiled a four-million share repurchase plan and a 20-cent cash dividend -- its first.

Ralph Lauren The fashion brand's CEO quit after strategy disagreements with founder Ralph Lauren. December-quarter profit fell 37% on a 12% sales drop.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals A U.S. District Court ruled generic versions of Teva Pharmaceuticals' multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone can proceed. The biotech has a treatment ready.

Tempur Sealy International The mattress maker said it has terminated its contract with a major customer, retailer Mattress Firm, because the two couldn't agree on revised terms.

Mead Johnson Nutrition U.K. consumer-products giant Reckitt Benckiser said it was in talks to buy the U.S. baby-food maker for about $17 billion, or $90 a share, a 30% premium.

Pitney Bowes After missing Wall Street's quarterly and annual earnings estimates, the office-equipment maker told investors that 2017 would come in below forecasts.

Under Armour Just a day after the athletic-wear maker reported disappointing holiday sales, Standard & Poor's cut the company's credit rating to junk status.

Rite Aid Walgreens Boots Alliance reduced its offer to buy the drugstore chain to $6.50-$7.00 a share from $9 last fall, as antitrust regulators sought more divestitures.

The charts record the net change in share price, the high, low and closing trades, and share volume for companies with noteworthy stock activity last week. In addition, the graphs depict last week's daily price activity in detail. The dotted line on some graphs denotes the stock's 200-day moving average; lack of a moving average means the shares have traded for less than that time period.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 04, 2017 00:28 ET (05:28 GMT)

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