Celanese, Constellation rise; AeroVironment, Hologic fall
Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday:
ConocoPhillips, up $1.85 to $60.90.
The energy company increased its stock buyback program by $1 billion.
Constellation Brands Inc., up $2.91 to $233.89.
The wine, liquor and beer company raised its profit forecast for the year.
General Mills Inc., up 90 cents to $60.93.
The maker of Cheerios cereal and other packaged foods beat analysts’ fiscal fourth-quarter financial forecasts.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., up $3.38 to $33.29.
The home goods retailer raised its sales forecast for the year.
WideOpenWest Inc., up $2.46 to $20.71.
The cable provider is selling five of its service areas for a combined $1.8 billion.
AeroVironment Inc., down $9.72 to $100.15.
The maker of unmanned aircrafts beat analysts fiscal fourth-quarter profit forecasts.
Hologic Inc., down $2.13 to $66.72. The medical device maker faced a setback in a patent dispute with Minerva Surgical.
Celanese Corp., up $4.52 to $151.60.
The chemical and specialty materials company is buying Exxon Mobil’s Santoprene business.