NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday.
Microsoft Corp., up $2.55 to $141.07
The technology company's board of directors approved a $40 billion stock buyback plan and raised its quarterly dividend.
General Motors Co., down 40 cents to $37.78
A strike by United Auto Workers that has brought 33 factories to a halt continued into its third day.
United States Steel Corp., down $1.39 to $11.06
The steel company told investors its third quarter loss will be wider than anticipated because of lower prices.
Herman Miller Inc., up 64 cents to $45.11
The furniture maker's fiscal first quarter profit and revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.
Darden Restaurants Inc., down $6.45 to $120.68
The owner of Olive Garden and other restaurant chains reported weak fiscal first quarter sales.
China Biologic Products Holdings Inc., up $10.85 to $113.99
The biotechnology company received an offer from a group of potential buyers looking to take it private.
PulteGroup Inc., up 55 cents to $35.46
Shares in homebuilders rose after the National Association of Realtors reported U.S. home sales rose 1.3% in August.
Overstock.com Inc., down 62 cents to $15.57
The company's founder and former CEO, Patrick Byrne, sold all his holdings in the company.