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Winners and losers
Stocks in the green include Illumina as high demand for genomic sequencing across the biotech industry drove the company to record revenues this past quarter; Forest City Realty Trust, as Brookfield Asset Management agrees to buy the real-estate developer in $11.4 billion deal, including debt; and Nintendo, with shares higher as strong sales of gaming software pushed the company’s quarterly profit up 88% from a year ago. Nintendo also revealed it has now sold 20 million Switch consoles.
Stocks in the red include Lumber Liquidators as the wood flooring firm reported a surprise loss for the quarter, with gross margin dipping as well; AK Steel, as the steel missed on both the top and bottom lines, this despite Trump’s steel tariffs; and Chipotle, with shares dropping as the company shut down a restaurant in Ohio where customers reportedly got sick. Chipotle says the shutdown was out of ‘an abundance of caution.’