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Winners and losers
Stocks in the red include Occidental Petroleum as quarterly profit figures disappointed investors; Avis Budget Group as Goldman downgraded it to Sell with a $33.00 price target; and Groupon, with shares dropping as the coupon deals site missed on earnings for the quarter.
Stocks in the green include Western Union as Bloomberg reports it’s testing payment with the cryptocurrency Ripple; Baidu as the Chinese search giant beat on both the top and bottom line, despite coming under heavy competition from Alibaba; and Chipotle, with shares getting a lift as the fast casual Mexican chain named Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol as its new chief executive.