CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Here are some of Wednesday’s biggest gaining and declining stocks on Wall Street:
Cleantech Solutions International CLNT+14.55% shares added 15%. The company said that it received a new purchase order to supply 21 units of airflow dyeing machines and related components to a domestic customer.
Dean Foods DF+40.58% shares rallied 41%. Late Tuesday, results showed the dairy giant swinging to a profit in the second quarter and said it would spin off a fast-growing unit that sells organic dairy products and soy milk.
Evolving Systems EVOL+16.52% shares rose 17%. The company’s second-quarter revenue increased 50% to $6.7 million from $4.4 million in the same quarter last year, on growth in license fees and services.
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Express Scripts ESRX+8.41% shares rose 8%. Second-quarter net earnings fell 49% as the pharmacy-benefit manager absorbed acquisition costs, but results topped Wall Street expectations and helped fuel a stronger forecast for the full year.
Lamar Advertising Co. LAMR+9.24% shares were up 9% after the provider of outdoor ad displays reported a 22% increase in second-quarter profit
MEMC Electronic Materials WFR+10.68% shares rose 11%. The company swung to a second-quarter loss as its large semiconductor business posted a double-digit decline in sales, offsetting strength in its solar operations. But shares rose as adjusted earnings and revenue easily surpassed expectations.
Rackspace Hosting RAX+8.46% shares rose 8%. Second-quarter profit rose 43% on surging revenue in its public-cloud business, easing concerns that the rollout of a new information-management system might dampen the data-center provider’s growth.
Alexco Resources AXU-15.90% shares fell 16% after Global Hunter Securities downgraded the stock to neutral.
Given Imaging GIVN-9.93% shares tumbled 10% on Wednesday. Late Tuesday, the company cuts its full year 2012 revenue outlook and said it expects earnings to be near the lower range of it previous outlook.
Orbitz Worldwide OWW-25.54% shares shed 26%, on the heels of the company’s second-quarter financial results and updated profit and revenue outlook.
Priceline.com PCLN-17.28% shares fell 17%. The company on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped expectations, but the online travel company also gave a disappointing forecast based on troubles with the economic situation in Europe.
U.S.-listed shares of Warner Chilcott PLC WCRX-6.92% fell 7%. Wells Fargo analysts downgraded the stock on Wednesday morning.