Information provided by Theflyonthewall.com Ford
) reported U.S. vehicle sales rose 13% from the prior year in June, while Chrysler
) saw sales grow 8% and General Motors
) reported a 6% increase.
), the marketer of well-known wine and beer brands, including Arbor Mist, Corona and Modelo, reported first-quarter results that missed consensus estimates, sending its shares down 2%.
Among the notable gainers Zynga
), which rose another 8.5% after confirming last night that it has hired former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick as CEO. Shares had gained over 10% yesterday after AllThingsD reported Zynga's plan to add Mattrick. (Microsoft owns and publishes TopStocks, an MSN Money site.)
Also higher was American Greetings
), which gained 5% after disclosing that the Weiss Family, which controls the company, proposed amending their merger agreement to increase the price offered per share to $19.00 from $18.20.
Among the noteworthy losers was Achillion Pharmaceuticals
), which plunged 24% after FDA placed clinical hold on development of the company's hepatitis C drug sovaprevir.
Also lower were shares of LINN Energy
), down 14%, and LinnCo
), down 12%, after the companies announced that the SEC had begun probing them.