Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:
American Airlines Group Inc., up 54 cents to $48.97
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The company said Qatar Airways wants to take a 10 percent stake in it.
Oracle Corp., up $3.97 to $50.30
The business software company reported revenue and earnings for its latest quarter that were stronger than analysts expected.
Staples Inc., up 54 cents to $9.20
Reuters reported that private equity firm Sycamore Partners is in talks to acquire the office supplies retailer.
Barnes & Noble Inc., up 50 cents to $7
The bookseller reported a smaller loss for its latest quarter than analysts expected.
Accenture PLC, down $5.03 to $122.08
The consulting company trimmed the top end of its forecast for revenue growth this year.
Steelcase Inc., down $2.20 to $14.10
The office furniture maker reported earnings and revenue that fell well short of what analysts were looking for.
New Residential Investment Corp., up 74 cents to $17.66
The company increased its quarterly dividend to 50 cents per share from 48 cents per share.
Hess Corp., up 70 cents to $41.01
Energy companies got some relief from an upturn in crude oil prices, which have been slumping in recent weeks.