Arbitron, Eli Lilly, Nu Skin are market movers

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Associated Press

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 7:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

Arbitron Inc., up $8.99 at $47.03

Nielsen Holdings NV, the market research company, said it is buying the radio audience ratings firm Arbitron for about $1.26 billion.

FactSet Research Systems Inc., down $4.20 at $92.19

The financial information provider issued weaker guidance, although though it matched Wall Street expectations for the first quarter.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., up 92 cents at $32.01

The bottling company expects 2013 earnings per share to rise about 10 percent and said sales for the year will also rise.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., up 85 cents at $45.68

The maker of anti-aging products said it plans to boost its regularly scheduled dividend payments by 50 percent next year.

Eli Lilly and Co., up $1.18 at $49.52

The drugmaker said its board authorized a $1.5 billion share repurchase program, which it expects to complete next year.

Nasdaq

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., down 87 cents at $7.79

Shares of gun makers fell after a private equity firm said it will sell its stake in another gun maker after last week's school shooting in Connecticut.

SHFL Entertainment Inc., up 81 cents at $14.10

Higher sales of its slot machines, card shufflers and other gambling supplies pushed the company's fourth-quarter profit higher.

Steel Dynamics Inc., up 38 cents at $14.14

The steel maker said it expects fourth-quarter earnings to be better than Wall Street analysts expected.

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