Midday movers: Family Dollar Stores, Target & More

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Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) - The retailer rose after Jefferies added it to its 'franchise-pick' list, and reiterated its buy recommendation.

Actavis (ACT) - The maker of generic drugs declined after its full-year forecast missed consensus views.

Allergan (AGN)- The Botox maker fell after a proxy advisory recommended shareholders support a special meeting to aid Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (Toronto Stock Exchange: VRX-CA)'s bid to take over the company.

Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) - Shares dropped after restaurant chain cut full-year guidance.

Cablevision Systems (CVC) - The cable company declined after reporting losses doubled in the second quarter from the first.

Emerson Electric (EMR) - The maker of power-supply systems fell after posting weaker-than-expected third-quarter results.

Family Dollar Stores (FDO) - The discount retailer spiked after Bloomberg reportedDollar General (DG) is exploring a bid to counter Dollar Tree (DLTR)'s $8.5 billion offer.

Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) - The provider of hospice care rose after posting a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

MGM Resorts International (MGM) - The casino operator declined after reporting less-than-expected results from Macau.

Ocwen Financial (OCN) - The mortgage-loan originator fell after Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to perform from outperform.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) - The drug maker climbed on better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Target (TGT) - The discount retailer dropped after cutting its second-quarter forecast, citing costs related to its security breach.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) - The grocery chain rose on rumors that billionaire activist Carl Icahn had an interest in the grocery chain.

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-By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.

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