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Weight Watchers and Advanced Micro jump; Southern sinks

Published: January 2, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:Weight Watchers International Inc., up $3.55 to $47.83.The weight loss company said popular entertainer DJ Khaled will promote the company on social media.Kohl's Inc., up $2.12 to $56.35.Retailers did better than the rest of the market on Tuesday.Range Resources Corp., up 86 cents to $17.92.Natural gas companies continued to rise as cold weather in the U.S. boosted the price of that fuel.Weatherford International PLC, down 71 cents to $3.46.The oilfield services company said it sold some U.S. assets to Schlumberger for $430 million.Rent-A-Center Inc., down 62 cents to $10.48.The furniture rental company said founder and CEO Mark Speese resigned and named former executive Mitchell Fadel as its new CEO.Southern Co., down 92 cents to $47.17.Utilities and other high-dividend companies lagged the market as bond yields rose.Gilead Sciences Inc., up $2.46 to $74.10.Drugmakers and medical device companies climbed as trading resumed after the New Years' Day holiday.Advanced Micro Devices Inc., up 70 to $10.98.Chipmakers and other technology companies picked up where they left off in 2017 and kept rising Tuesday.