Twitter and JC Penney are big market movers

Twitter, JC Penney, Whole Foods, Wendy's and SolarCity are big market movers

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

Twitter Inc., up $18.90 to $44.90

The social network's stock-market debut was the most anticipated since Facebook last year but it exceeds even Wall Street's lofty expecations.

J.C. Penney Co. Inc., up 43 cents to $8.13

Comparable store sales rose last month, the first time the struggling retailer has seen that happen in nearly two years.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc., up 60 cents to $15.25

The teen retailer said the quarter that just ended wasn't as bad as it had feared.

International Game Technology, down $2.43 to $17.18

The global gaming products company fell well short of most profit expectations for the fourth quarter and the year.

Nasdaq

Whole Foods Market Inc., down $7.21 to $57.26

Facing increased competition, the grocer's fourth-quarter revenue disappointed investors, as did its outlook for all of 2014.

The Wendy's Co., down $1.04 to $8.05

The burger chain expects adjusted fourth-quarter earnings, before taxes, interest, and other items, to fall 10 percent.

HomeAway Inc., up $4.61 to $33.70

Quarterly profit spiked 63 percent at the vacation rental website operator, with average revenue per listing up 16 percent.

SolarCity Corp., down $9.96 to $49.69

The California solar energy service provider blew away revenue expectations, but adjusted earnings came up a little short.

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