AbbVie, Costco, Kroger, Joy Global and Second Sight are big market movers



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NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

AbbVie Inc., down $3.41 to $56.86

The drug developer will boost its portfolio by spending $21 billion in a cash-and-stock deal to buy drugmaker Pharmacyclics Inc.

Joy Global Inc., down $2.19 to $39.94

The mining equipment maker reported worse-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results and issued a weak outlook.

The Kroger Co., up $4.66 to $74.31

The supermarket operator reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and provided a solid full-year outlook.

H&R Block Inc., down $1.41 to $32.01

The tax preparer said it processed fewer returns in its fiscal third quarter than it did a year ago.

Nasdaq

Costco Wholesale Corp., up $4 to $151.17

The warehouse club operator reported better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter profit.

Second Sight Medical Products Inc., up $2.16 to $17.07

The maker of implantable visual prosthetics said that two centers in Italy successfully completed implants of the Argus II.

Semtech Corp., down $2.99 to $26.30

The chipmaker's fourth-quarter results beat Wall Street expectations but its outlook for the current quarter disappointed.

Pacific Ethanol Inc., up $2.42 to $11.75

The ethanol and renewable fuels producer reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue.

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