(AP) Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:
AmSurg Corp., up 93 cents to $ 78.43
The ambulatory surgery center operator said it will combine with ambulance service and emergency health care company Envision Healthcare Holdings.
Newmont Mining Corp., down 63 cents to $ 35.61
Mining companies traded higher as the price of gold continued to rise.
Kroger Co., down 24 cents to $ 35.47
The supermarket chain’s first-quarter profit was larger than Wall Street anticipated.
Macy’s Inc., up 41 cents to $ 32.35
The retailer announced a tentative deal with union representing workers at its flagship New York City store, avoiding a possible strike.
Cavium Inc., down $ 8.40 to $ 36.90
The chipmaker said it will buy computer networking equipment supplier QLogic for $ 15.50 per share, or about $ 1.29 billion.
Marathon Oil Corp., down 39 cents to $ 12.67
Energy companies struggled again as oil prices slumped for the sixth day in a row.
Merck & Co., up $ 1.41 to $ 57.50
The company said its drug Keytruda extended the lives of patients with lung cancer in a clinical trial.
Consolidated Edison Inc., up 64 cents to $ 77.95
Utility companies outperformed the market as bond yields kept falling, which made utility stocks more attractive.