NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Marathon Oil Corp., up $1.22 to $34.60
Energy stocks are moving higher in tandem with crude prices as tensions with Syria over the use of chemical weapons on the civilian population mount.
Tiffany & Co., down $3.57 to $77.25
The jeweler gets a pair of downgrades after a blockbuster quarter, with analysts seeing shares rising too fast.
PulteGroup Inc., down 21 cents to $15.38
Higher mortgage rates appear to be slowing home sales and weighing on shares of homebuilders.
Zale Corp., up $2.67 to $11.63
The jewelry retailer's comparable-store sales jumped 5.6 percent in the three-month period that ended in July, and 8.1 percent at its namesake stores.
Chico's FAS Inc., up 62 cents at $15.95
The clothing company's shares jump as investors proved willing to overlook a disappointing second-quarter and bet on improvements in its third quarter.
TiVo Inc., up 61 cents to $11.58
The pioneer in digital video recording technology reported better-than-expected revenue in its most recent quarter and issued an optimistic outlook.
Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $1.34 to $6.82
The drug developer says its treatment for leukemia achieved an overall complete remission rate of 25 percent.
Taser International Inc., down 70 cents to $11.15
After the stock rose 36 percent in two weeks, J.P. Morgan downgraded the law-enforcement equipment maker.