Ford and Whole Foods skid, Alere and Facebook jump

NEW YORK (AP) " Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Alere Inc., $5.09 to $36.56

The diagnostic test maker said a Justice Department inquiry only relates to a small part of its business.

Ford Motor Co., down $1.13 to $12.71

The auto maker said it may struggle to reach its annual forecasts as U.S. sales slow and the market in China gets tougher.

Facebook Inc., up $1.66 to $125

Facebook's second-quarter results were better than expected again as its mobile ad revenue and users kept climbing.

Whole Foods Market Inc., down $3.03 to $30.61

The supermarket chain said a key sales measurement fell again as it struggles to distinguish itself from competitors.

Groupon Inc., up $1.09 to $4.87

The online daily deal service raised its forecasts after it reported a smaller loss and much better sales than analysts expected.

Boston Scientific Corp., up 68 cents to $24.34

The medical device company's sales were stronger than expected and raised its projections for the year.

NetSuite Inc., up $16.84 to $108.41

Software maker Oracle agreed to buy the cloud computing and business software company for $9.3 billion.

Molina Healthcare Inc., up $6.62 to $57.21

The health insurer said its business improved in the second quarter and it posted better-than-expected profit.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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