Halliburton, MGM rise; MKS Instruments, Gap fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday:
MGM Resorts International, up 87 cents to $43.52.
The casino and hotel operator is buying the remaining 50% stake in CityCenter, its joint venture with Infinity World Development.
Gap Inc., down 13 cents to $33.52.
The clothing company will close all of its stores in the U.K. by the end of the year.
MKS Instruments Inc., down $7.18 to $170.77.
The maker of analysis and processing equipment for semiconductor companies is buying Atotech for $5.18 billion.
Halliburton Co., up 68 cents to $23.80.
The rising price of oil pushed shares of energy and oilfield services companies higher.
Capital One Financial Corp., up $2.46 to $157.15.
Banks and other financial companies benefitted from rising bond yields, which they rely on to charge more lucrative interest on loans.
Simply Good Foods Co., up 66 cents to $37.17.
The nutritional foods company reported strong fiscal third-quarter earnings.
Delta Air Lines Inc., up 97 cents to $44.23.
Airlines and other sectors relying on a continued economic recovery rose following an encouraging report on unemployment.
Zebra Technologies Corp., up $2.53 to $532.02.
The mobile computing company is buying automation company Fetch Robotics.