Alcoa, Casper rise; Regions Financial, Clorox fall
Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday:
Alcoa Corp., up $1.62 to $61.25.
The bauxite, alumina and aluminum products company reported strong fourth-quarter financial results.
Encompass Health Corp., up 68 cents to $61.90.
The chain of rehabilitation care centers is spinning off its home health and hospice business.
Casper Sleep Inc., up 56 cents to $6.29.
Shareholders at the mattress maker approved a sale to investment group Durational Consumer.
Travelers Companies Inc., up $5.11 to $165.18.
The insurer handily beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts.
PacWest Bancorp, up 8 cents to $48.21.
The owner of Pacific Western Bank reported strong fourth-quarter earnings.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., up $1.62 to $141.
Activist investor Carl Icahn reportedly took a 4% stake in the food and cosmetics ingredients supplier.
Regions Financial Corp., down $1.23 to $22.42.
The holding company for Regions Bank reported weak fourth-quarter earnings.
Clorox Co., down $5.15 to $175.98.
The bleach maker slipped as investors shifted money from household good makers and other so-called “safe-play” investments.