Oracle, Casey’s General Stores rise; Vera Bradley, PetMed fall, Wednesday, 6/12/2024

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Wednesday:

Paramount Global, up 8 cents to $11.12.

National Amusements ended talks on a possible merger of the film and television company with Skydance Media.

Vera Bradley Inc., down $1.33 to $6.42.

The handbag and accessories company’s first-quarter financial results fell short of Wall Street forecasts.

Casey’s General Stores Inc., up $54.60 to $381.13.

The convenience store chain beat Wall Street’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue forecasts.

PetMed Express Inc., down 54 cents to $4.17.

The pet pharmacy company reported a bigger fiscal fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected.

Autodesk Inc., up $11.52 to $223.02.

The design software company beat analysts’ first-quarter earnings and revenue forecasts.

Avidity Biosciences Inc., up $9.44 to $38.36.

The biopharmaceutical company gave investors an encouraging update on the development of a potential treatment for a rare muscle disease.

Oracle Corp., up $16.50 to $140.38.

The company gave investors an encouraging earnings forecast for its current quarter.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down 14 cents to $49.20.

The copper miner slipped after an initial jump in prices for the base metal softened.

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