Costco, Apollo Education, Aeropostale and Constellation Brands are big market movers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:


Constellation Brands Inc., up $4.59 to $107.64

An increase in beer sales helped the wine, liquor and beer company’s earnings rise during its fiscal third-quarter.

Barnes & Noble Inc., up $1.16 to $24.73

The bookseller said a key sales measure rose 1.7 per cent during the holiday season as sales of physical books continued to stabilize.

Aeropostale Inc., up 54 cents to $2.80

The teen retailer said that it now anticipates a smaller loss during its fourth quarter than it had previously expected.

Sprint Corp., down 6 cents to $4.16

The wireless carrier said it had some success in its bid to lure customers away from rivals, increasing new customers by 967,000.

The Buckle Inc., up $1.96 to $54.75

The teen retailer said that a key sales measure rose increased 2.5 per cent in December from the same period a year ago.


Apollo Education Group Inc., down $4.31 to $27.55

The for-profit education company said its first-quarter profit dropped 66 per cent as University of Phoenix enrolment fell.

Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $1.99 to $14.34

The drug developer will stop studying one of its potential rheumatoid arthritis treatments after it failed to help patients in a study.

Costco Wholesale Corp., up $1.24 to $145.56

The warehouse club operator said sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 per cent in December, beating Wall Street’s estimate.