Whirlpool, Meritage Increase; Kinder Morgan, Union Pacific Collapse

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved Greatly or Exchanged Appreciably on Thursday:

The pipeline operator stated slumping energy requirements because of this virus pandemic will keep on damaging its business.

The manufacturer of this Invisalign tooth-straightening system reported that a larger second-quarter reduction than Wall Street had forecast.

The manufacturer of Maytag washers and KitchenAid appliances reported amazingly powerful second-quarter profit and raised its earnings forecast.

Meritage Homes Corp., up 15 cents to $89.50.

The Arizona-based homebuilder handily beat analysts’ second-quarter profit and earnings forecasts.

PulteGroup Inc., up to $1.85 to $41.29.

A recovery in demand during the second quarter helped raise the homebuilder’s profit and earnings above Wall Street forecasts.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., down $1.96 to $44.88.

The casino owner reported that a steeper second-quarter reduction than Wall Street had forecast.

Ascena Retail Group Inc., down 20 cents to 59 cents.

The owner of this Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant chains filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Union Pacific Corp., down $4.38 to $175.

The railroad second-quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street predictions as the virus pandemic sapped cargo volume.