Estee Lauder Cos. (NYSE: EL) shares gained 14.8 percent to $92.49, on volume of 4.9 million – or quadruple its daily average, after the cosmetics maker raised its fiscal-year forecast.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) was busy on the markets Thursday, trading in 52.5 million shares, beating out its daily average of 47 million. Share prices marched again 1.4 percent to $19.22, although biotechs in general were flat to downward Thursday.
Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) lost 17.7 percent of its price strength Thursday to $3.78. Volume for the stock was 4.9 million shares, or more than 12 times its normal daily average, after reporting Thursday a net Q4 loss of $44.7 million, still an improvement from the quarterly loss of $65 million it suffered a year earlier.