Originally created 03/31/04

Big Movers in the Stock Market



NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

NYSE

PepsiCo Inc., up $1.07 at $53.28

The company said its first-quarter earnings could come in ahead of Wall Street estimates, and gave a strong outlook for 2004.

LaBranche & Co., down 5 cents at $10.94

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a settlement with the specialist firm and four others.

American Express Co., up $1.05 at $51.91

The company closed a deal to issue cards in China.

NASDAQ

BioLase Technology Inc., up $1.05 at $17.25

The medical and dental laser manufacturer was placed on the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 index.

Aladdin Knowledgeware, up $4.20 at $19.79

Strong sales boosted the company's outlook for the quarter.

Vascular Solutions Inc., up $3.17 at $9.78

The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's specially-treated bandage to stop bleeding faster.