Midday movers: Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, Sears

Dow and S&P are up, but Nasdaq halts trading just after noon on technical difficulty.

By MSN Money Partner Aug 22, 2013 1:51PM
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Yahoo (YHOO) rose over 2.7% after its U.S. site traffic topped Google (GOOG) in July.

Hewlett Packard (HPQ) fell 12%, after releasing its Q3 results and gave weak guidance for FY14.

Among the notable gainers was GameStop (GME), which surged 11% after it released better-than-expected Q2 earnings and it was upgraded at Monness Crespi. 

Also rising were shares of SunEdison (SUNE), which advanced nearly 16% after announced the planned separation of its semiconductor business. 

Among the noteworthy losers was Sears (SHLD), which fell 8.5% after it provided disappointing Q2 earnings results. 

Also lower were shares of Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), which slipped over 18% after its Q2 results missed estimates and provided disappointing Q3 guidance. 
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