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Barnes & Noble burning; Sea World shares sliding; Google stock splitting


Making the list today as measured by your Yahoo Finance ticker searches are:

Barnes & Noble (BKS): the bookseller's shares are burning, down more than 11% on news that John Malone's Liberty Media (LMCA) is selling the bulk of its stake. As part of the move Liberty will surrender two seats on the Barnes and Noble's board. CEO Leonard Riggio says Liberty's exit will give Barnes & Noble "more flexibility" in its desperate search for a sustainable business model.

Sea World (SEAS): shares are splashing down 2% after the company announced a 13% drop in park attendance for the first three months of this year. In an SEC filing Seaworld also announced it was buying 1.75 million of its own shares from private equity group Blackstone (BX). Last month Seaworld said park attendance had been unaffected by the movie 'Blackfish' and said March numbers could be hit by a calender shift in March.

Google (GOOG): the internet giant is up more than 2% today... or at least new non-voting shares of the company are. The company split it's stock and new class c non-voting shares trade under the ticker GOOG while class A shares have the ticker symbol GOOGL. Regardless of which class of shares you hold the important thing for equity investors to know is they have virtually no say in how the company is run.

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