Midday movers: SolarCity, Coinstar, Mosaic

Stocks are higher as the monthly jobs report is roughly in-line with forecasts and a measure of growth in the services sector beat expectations.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 4, 2013 2:10PM
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Shares of Mosaic (MOS) advanced over 2.5% following its report of better-than-expected earnings and its peers in the fertilizer industry, including Potash (POT) and Agrium (AGU), rose in concert.

Conversely, Finish Line (FINL) reported a break-even quarter, disappointing Wall Street and prompting downgrades at Northland Securities and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Finish Line shares slid nearly 6%.

Among the notable market gainers Friday was recent IPO SolarCity (SCTY), which rose over 16% after it gave guidance for its expected growth in deployments this year. 

Also higher were shares of Harvest Natural Resources (HNR), up 12% after it announced a new oil discovery in West Africa. 

Among the noteworthy losers were Accuray (ARAY), down 20% following a downgrade to "underweight" at JPMorgan after the company's negative Q2 pre-announcement, and Coinstar (CSTR), down over 5% after its CEO announced plans to retire in March. 
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