Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Hasbro, Salesforce, Carnival, Lockheed Martin, and more

Hasbro toys inspired by the movie “Marvel’s The Avengers” lie on the shelf at a Target Corp. In Union, New Jersey, US, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

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Check out which companies are making the headlines at midday Tuesday.

Hasbro The gaming company’s shares fell 2.3% after the company reported third-quarter earnings that beat expectations. CEO Chris Cox blamed “increased price sensitivity” among consumers and excess inventory.

sales force Salesforce shares rose 5.2% after Starboard Value revealed to CNBC that it had acquired a “significant” stake in the software giant. Starboard founder Jeff Smith did not reveal the exact amount but said he sees a huge opportunity after shares have fallen more than 40% this year.

Carnival Company – Shares of the cruise company jumped more than 12% after a Carnival subsidiary began offering $1.25 billion in high-priority bonds due in 2028. The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to make principal payments on debt and for other general corporate expenses, according to for a regulatory deposit. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean also rose 8.8% and 7.6%, respectively, in the news.

Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs rose 3% after beating analyst expectations for third-quarter profit and returns on better-than-expected trading results. The company also announced the reorganization of the company, which includes the four main divisions of the company into three divisions.

targeting — Shares of the retailer jumped 5% after Jefferies upgraded Target to a buy from hold, saying it could rise about 20% from current levels and benefit from easing supply chain issues and improving its inventory position.

Lockheed Martin — The airline’s shares jumped 8.5% after Lockheed reported third-quarter earnings of $6.87 per share excluding items, which was above Refinitiv’s estimate of $6.66 per share.

Amazon – Amazon added 2.7% after Citi ranked it a top pick for a hard and soft economic landing, saying it would do well under either scenario.

XPO Logistics – XPO Logistics fell 1.7% after the freight carrier released disappointing quarterly results before its earnings announcement. The company said Monday that it expects revenue to come in lower than analysts expect, but earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization will be higher. The company reports October 31.

Nordstrom The retailer’s shares added more than 3% after the company announced that its chief financial officer, Ann Braman, would be stepping down in December. Nordstrom has begun the search for a successor and said chief accounting officer Michael Maher will serve the role in the meantime.

Enviva – The wood pellet maker rose 4.7% after Raymond James said its value as a more environmentally and socially responsible energy provider was misunderstood.

CNBC’s Carmen Renick, Alex Haring and Michelle Fox contributed reporting

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