Midday movers: Target, Lowe's, Advance Auto Parts and more

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Midday movers: Target, Lowe's, Advance Auto Parts and more
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By Liz Moyer

Investing.com -- Stocks trended lower on Wednesday on a downbeat report from Target that put a damper on hopes for holiday sales. Here are the midday movers for Nov. 16:

  • Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT ) shares fell 12% after it reported its profit in the recent quarter fell 50% as it continued to clear out excess inventory. It aims to cut $3 billion in costs over the next few years. Results for the quarter fell short of expectations.

  • Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW ) stock rose 3.8% after the home improvement retailer reported better than expected results and raised its full year outlook. Same store sales rose 2.2% and it foresees full year sales between $97 billion and $98 billion.

  • Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE: AAP ) stock fell 16% after same store sales dipped and it missed expectations for the quarter. It lowered its EPS guidance.

  • Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) stock fell 7% after it said it was cutting its memory chip production by 20% and said the market outlook has weakened.

  • Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE: QSR ) stock rose 6.6% after the Burger King parent said it had named former Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ ) CEO Patrick Doyle as its executive chairman to "unlock growth."

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