Hovnanian and Kindred climb while Callaway Golf slumps

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Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

American Water Works Co., up 42 cents to $90.84

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Utilities and other high-dividend companies rose Wednesday as bond yields decreased.

Callaway Golf Co., down $1.04 to $14.02

The company said it invested another $20 million in entertainment company Topgolf.

ConocoPhillips, down 64 cents to $55.59

Energy companies slipped as oil prices moved lower following Tuesday's rally.

Anika Therapeutics Inc., up 79 cents to $53.23

The company said regulators approved its bone void filler product.

Applied Materials Inc., up 63 cents to $51.68

Chipmakers and other technology companies traded higher to recovery some of Tuesday's losses.

Kindred Healthcare Inc., up 30 cents to $9.70

Brigade Capital disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in Kindred and says it opposes the company's sale because the price is too low.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., up 6 cents to $2.93

The National Association of Retailers said more people signed contracts in November to buy homes.

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $1.22 TO $19.68

Smaller companies fared better than the rest of the market for the second day in a row.