11:50 AM New York – Verizon Communications approached AOL for takeover or a partnership deal. Coach agreed to acquire Stuart Weitzman for $574 million. Hhgregg plunged after weak forecast. Lindsay net tumbled 26% on 8% decrease in revenues.
Tollbooth Index dropped 0.8% or 78.10 to 9,778.20.
) climbed 4.5% or $2.03 to $46.77 on media reports suggesting that the wireless communications service provider Verizon Communications Inc. approached the online content provider for a takeover or a partnership to expand its mobile-video offerings.
) gained 12 cents to $36.85 after the accessory and gift retailer agreed to acquire women''s luxury footwear designer Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC for about $574 million from private equity firm Sycamore Partners.
Flotek Industries Inc
) fell 10 cents to $17.73 after the oilfield product and service provider forecasted revenue in the fourth-quarter will exceed $122 million, a record for the company.
Flotek expects revenues from the energy chemical technologies segment to exceed $74 million and drilling technologies revenues to jump more than $31 million.
) plunged 8% or 58 cents to $6.67 after the consumer and home appliances retailer forecasted net sales for the third-quarter ending in December to decline 6% to $666 million and comparable store sales to decrease 6%.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc
) edged up 3 cents to $5.05 after the war fighter and security service provider received new contracts from the U.S. Air Force of about $41.5 million.
) dropped 1.8% or $1.54 to $81.54 after the water and infrastructure service provider reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in November declined 8.7% to $134.8 million from a year ago period.
Net income in the quarter tumbled 25.5% to $7.6 million or 62 cents a diluted share compared to $10.2 million or 79 cents from a same quarter last year.
rose 4 cents to $27.08 after the drive-in restaurant operator forecasted revenue for the first-quarter of about $133.5 million and earnings per share of about 16 cents.