Rise of Alcoa, Casper; Regions Financial, Clorox fall

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Stocks that traded heavily or had significant price changes on Thursday:

Alcoa Corp., up $1.62 to $61.25.

The bauxite, alumina and aluminum products company reported strong fourth-quarter financial results.

Encompass Health Corp., up 68 cents at $61.90.

The chain of rehab care centers is spinning off its home health and hospice business.

Casper Sleep Inc. rose 56 cents to $6.29.

The mattress maker’s shareholders have agreed to a sale to investment group Durational Consumer.

Travelers Companies Inc. rose $5.11 to $165.18.

The insurer comfortably beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter earnings and revenue forecasts.

PacWest Bancorp, up 8 cents at $48.21.

The owner of Pacific Western Bank reported strong fourth-quarter earnings.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. rose $1.62 to $141.

Activist investor Carl Icahn reportedly took a 4% stake in the food and cosmetic ingredient supplier.

Regions Financial Corp., down $1.23 to $22.42.

Regions Bank’s holding company reported weak fourth-quarter earnings.

Clorox Co., down $5.15 to $175.98.

The bleach maker slid as investors reallocated money from housewares makers and other so-called “safe haven” assets.

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