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EBay, IPC, Lululemon, Motorola Mobility: U.S. Equity Preview

January 07, 2012

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in U.S. trading on Jan. 9. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 5:27 p.m. in New York.

EBay Inc. (EBAY US) rose 0.3 percent to $30.71. The company’s PayPal division will announce a partnership with Home Depot Inc. (HD US) that lets shoppers use the payment system at checkout, according to Anuj Nayar, a spokesman.

HealthSouth Corp. (HLS US): The operator of in-patient rehabilitation facilities said it earned between $1.22 and $1.25 a share in 2011, compared with the average analyst estimate of $1.34 a share.

IPC The Hospitalist Co. (IPCM US) slumped 16 percent to $38.52. The provider of administrative services for doctors said it earned no more than $1.74 a share last year, less than the average analyst estimate of $1.77 a share.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU US) fell 1.9 percent to $52.65. The yoga-wear retailer said founder Chip Wilson is stepping down as chief innovation and branding officer.

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI US) fell 0.9 percent to $38.13. The handset maker spun off from Motorola Inc. said fourth-quarter revenue was $3.4 billion, missing the average analyst estimate of $3.96 billion. The company also said it sees “modest profitability” during the period, while analysts forecast earnings of 42 cents a share.

--Editor: Nick Baker

To contact the reporter on this story: Katia Porzecanski in New York at kporzecansk1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net


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