Morning Movers (DKS, TSCO, SAFM, WSM, INFY)

There are several stocks trading more heavily than usual this morning, and also experiencing large gains or drops in share prices. These include Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO), Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), and Infosys Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY).

After the first half hour of trading, Dick’s Sporting Goods is up more than 9% at $39.83. Volume is already more than double the daily average. Volume has already double the daily average. The sporting goods retailer reported lagging sales, but offset that with a new $200 million share buyback program.

Tractor Supply is up more than 7.5% at $78.42, after posting a new 52-week high of $80.11. Volume has already surpassed the daily average. The farm and ranch retailer reported better-than-expected earnings last night and raised 2011 EPS guidance.

Sanderson Farms is up more than 6% at $50.33. Volume is heavy, at about 70% of the daily average already trading hands. The poultry producer is likely getting a boost from the latest federal report on crop prices, especially corn, which is expected to be both abundant and cheaper.

Williams-Sonoma is down nearly -13% at $34.02. Volume is already 4x the daily average. The home furnishings company cut its sales guidance and announced a new stock repurchase program this morning.

Infosys is down nearly -9% at $51.76. Volume is already 3x the daily average. The India-based business outsourcing company missed the consensus estimate for fourth-quarter EPS.

Paul Ausick

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