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Cephalon, LDK Solar, Benihana are big movers

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[March 31, 2010]  NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:


  • Danaher Corp., up $3.51 at $80.88

    The medical equipment maker boosted its first-quarter profit guidance above analysts' expectations.

  • LDK Solar Co., down 55 cents at $6.50

    LDK Solar's loss narrowed in the fourth quarter as demand increased for the wafers used in solar panels.


  • Myriad Genetics Inc., down $1.20 at $23.70

    A court overturned a group of patents Myriad uses on gene sequences linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

  • Cephalon Inc., down $1.83 at $70.79

    The Food and Drug Administration held up marketing approval for its drug Nuvigil as a treatment for jet lag.

  • Knight Capital Group Inc., down 46 cents at $15.56

    The company said it will acquire mortgage company Urban Financial Group Inc., though terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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  • 3Com Corp., up 1 cent at $7.72

    The networking systems maker's third-quarter profit jumped on growing sales in most regions and a drop in its income tax provision.

  • Morgans Hotel Group Co., up 31 cents at $6.37

    An analyst upgraded the high-end boutique hotel company, citing business improvement in New York.

  • Benihana Inc., up 86 cents at $6.65

    A financier reportedly submitted a sweetened buyout offer to the Asian-themed restaurant chain, which has struggled with falling sales.

[Associated Press]

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