Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
CenturyLink Inc., down $2.03 to $34.36
The telecommunications company cut its outlook for the entire year, citing slower growth.
Lowe’s Cos., up $1.86 to $46.16
The home improvement retailer hit a new high for the year on an upgrade from J.P. Morgan, which expects improving execution to drive more consistent results.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., up 23 cents to $3.87
The Chinese solar company announced a surge in shipments during the second quarter and fattening profit margins as well.
Orbitz Worldwid Inc., up $3.39 to $12.62
Investors snapped up shares of the online travel agency, sending the stock to a six-year high after it reported revenue from hotel bookings are rising. Orbitz beat Wall Street expectations for profits during its most recent quarter.
Groupon Inc., up $1.88 to $10.60
The online deals company named its co-founder as CEO and topped Wall Street’s expectations for the second quarter. Eric Lefkofsky replaces Andrew Mason, who was fired earlier this year.
Tesla Motors Inc., up $19.25 to $153.48
The electric car company announced that it paid off a loan from the Department of Energy nine years early. Removing that one-time cost, Tesla turned a profit in its latest quarter and easily surpassed Wall Street projections.
Crocs Inc., down 78 cents to $13.23
The funky shoemaker’s stock was downgraded by Sterne Agee, which said there is a lack of leadership at the company after the departure of some key executives.
Costco Wholesale Corp., down $1.95 to $117.39
Comparable-store sales rose 4 percent last month, but that was more than a percentage point shy of what Wall Street had expected. However, shares in wholesale club operator hit an all-time high just this week and shares fell less than 2 percent on the sales report.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.