Midday movers: Akamai, Zynga, Vera Bradley

Stocks are higher as jobless claims decline slightly from their storm-driven elevated levels.

By MSN Money Partner Dec 6, 2012 1:55PM
Wall Street sign copyright Corbis SuperStocklogoThree former Deutsche Bank (DB) employees told U.S. regulators that the bank hid as much as $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis, according to The Financial Times, though the company disputed the allegations.

Apple (AAPL), which is always in focus as such a large component of the Nasdaq 100, managed to dominate the spotlight for a second day in a row after CEO Tim Cook said the company will produce one of its existing lines of Macs in the U.S. next year. The stock pared its losses from Wednesday and moved back into positive ground.

Among the notable gainers were Akamai (AKAM), up over 9% after announcing a partnership with AT&T (T), and Zynga (ZNGA), up nearly 8% after the Wall Street Journal reported the company has filed paperwork in Nevada for real money games. 

Among the noteworthy losers were Vera Bradley (VRA), down 12% after its guidance missed estimates, and Align Technology (ALGN), down about 5% after saying it now expects EPS and revenue for it current quarter to come in at the lower end of its previous guidance. 
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