Markets are slightly up today, with the Dow and S&P 500 up roughly 0.2% and the Nasdaq trading flat.
Here are some major movers today.
Southwest Airlines (LUV): Up 5.2% — Southwest has announced that they plan to offer international flights, which is news that investors apparently enjoyed Hewlett Packard (HPQ): Up 4.9% — HP is up after beating expectations for its fiscal second quarter, and announcing that 8% of the workforce, or 27,000 employees, will be laid off. Patterson Companies (PDCO): Up 3.0% — Patterson Companies reported a 5.9% increase in revenue and beat net income estimates by 4 cents per share.Losers:
NetApp (NTAP) Down 12.8% — NetApp announced expectations for its fiscal first quarter below Wall Street’s expectations, which has caused the stock to be today’s laggard.