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Winners and losers

Stocks in the red include US Cellular as JPMorgan cuts shares to Sell, citing the mobile operator’s lack of 5G initiatives; Cedar Fair as the theme park operator saw attendance decline 3% year over year; and American Airlines, as it trimmed its outlook for second-quarter unit revenue growth, citing pricing pressure for domestic flights.

Stocks in the green include LendingTree as insider GCI Liberty revealed in a filing that it bought 220,000 shares last week; Myriad Genetics as Morgan Stanley upgraded shares to Overweight, citing stability in sales of its HCT hereditary cancer test; and Fastenal, with shares ripping higher as the construction products maker beat on profit and revenue and upped its dividend.

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Reuters

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    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg

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    Reuters

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    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg

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