8 Top Stock Price Percentage Movers in Tuesday’s Trading

As the markets moved higher and then pulled back to flat on the day at the closing bell, here are 8 stocks that showed big percentage moves on our trading screens:

Big gainers:

HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY): Up +11.26%. HomeAway Inc. provides online vacation rental accommodations. The Company offers apartments, castles, condos, estates, hotels, homes, studios, town homes, and villas. HomeAway provides services worldwide.

Education Management Corp (NASDAQ:EDMC): Up +8.96%. Education Management Corporation provides proprietary post-secondary education in the United States. The Company offers, through its operating units, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and non-degree programs in the areas of design, media arts, culinary arts, fashion, and professional development.

Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM): Up +6.79%. Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The Company provides platforms and solutions for access to email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet, and Intranet-based applications.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA): Up +6.13%. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers, develops, and commercializes small-molecule drugs to treat aggressive cancers. The Company’s first product candidate is an investigational mTOR inhibitor. ARIAD’s second product candidate is an investigational pan BCR-ABL inhibitor for treatment of blood cancers.

Big losers:

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD): Down -26.8%. Sears Holdings Corporation is a broadline retailer with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company retails home appliances, as well as tools, lawn and garden products, home electronics, and other products. Sears Holdings also provides automotive repair and maintenance.

Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC): Down -8.91%. Computer Sciences Corporation provides consulting and information technology (NYSE:IT) services to industry and government. The Company provides consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting. Computer Sciences operates locations around the world.

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR): Down -8.89%. Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets major home appliances. The Company’s principal products include laundry appliances, refrigeration and room air conditioning equipment, cooking appliances, dishwashers, and mixers and other small household appliances. Whirlpool’s products are sold worldwide

NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMEX:NG): Down -5.82%. NovaGold Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, explores and develops mineral properties in North America. NovaGold primarily focuses on gold properties, which may include copper, silver and zinc resources.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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