Kroger, Shake Shack and Puma dip; Monster Beverage gains

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

Kroger Co., down $1.39 to $30.67

The supermarket chain gave a cautious forecast as it said business conditions will remain difficult in early 2017.

Shake Shack Inc., down 95 cents to $35.17

The burger chain's sales and its revenue forecast for 2017 disappointed investors.

Apache Corp., down $1.03 to $51.92

Energy companies declined as the price of oil fell.

Barnes & Noble Inc., down 85 cents to $9.05

The book seller reported a smaller-than-expected profit and said business has gotten worse this year.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., up $1.63 to $13.32

The clothing company said its Hollister brand did well in its most recent quarter.

Monster Beverage Inc., up $5.36 to $47.37

The energy drink company's profit and sales were far stronger than analysts expected.

NextEra Energy Inc., up $1.53 to $130.94

Utility companies did better than other industries on Thursday.

Puma Biotechnology Inc., down $5.25 to $32.80

Swiss drugmaker Roche reported good results from a study of a cancer drug that would compete with Puma's experimental neratinib.

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

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