11/14/96 -- 5:51 PM

Wall Street-Stocks,0753


NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market, and American Stock Exchange.

^NYSE

Advanced Micro Devices rose 3 1/8 to 24 3/4.

The Sunnydale, Calif. computer chip maker said Wednesday it had begun sampling its sixth-generation Microsoft Windows-compatible personal computer microprocessor with key development partners.

Nokia Corp.'s American Depositary Shares rose 7 1/2 to 58 1/2.

Recovery in third-quarter operating margins at the Stockholm-based telecommunications group lifted the stock. Third-quarter pretax profit rose 14 percent year-over-year to 1.1 billion markkaa, after respective year-over-year declines of 70 percent and 56 percent in the first and second quarters. Analysts said the company, having cleared up logistics problems at its principal mobile phones unit, is poised to reap profits from its strong product portfolio and position in multimedia and fixed telecommunications networks.

Motorola rose 2 5/8 to 54 1/2.

The stock rose with other technology stocks. Also, the Schaumburg, Ill. telecommunications company said William Weisz will retire as chairman effective Jan. 1, 1997, but will remain vice chairman until May 1997 in order to assist with a planned management transition. Motorola governance rules prevent Weisz from standing for re-election as chairman after he turns 70 in January. Motorola said the company's chief executive, Gary Tooker, will replace Weisz.

Lands' End rose 2 1/4 to 24 7/8.

The catalog retailer more than quadrupled operating earnings, to 22 cents a share, excluding a 3 cents a charge related to a prior subsidiary sale. Last year the company earned 5 cents a share, including a gain. A First Call consensus had predicted the company would earn 10 cents a share in the latest quarter. The company reported a 21.8 percent increase in sales to $287.4 million from $235.9 million in last year's third quarter.

Digital Equipment Corp. rose 2 to 33 1/4.

Chairman Robert B. Palmer told shareholders the computer maker is ``going to have a reasonable year this year and we're going to grow'' and return to profitability. As reported, the firm posted a loss of $65.88 million, or 48 cents a share, on revenues of $2,9 billion for the first quarter ended Sept. 28. Digital's fiscal year ends June 30.

^NASDAQ

Veterinary Centers of America Inc. fell 15-16 to 9 7-16.

The Santa Monica, Calif., owner and operator of veterinary hospitals and laboratories reported a third-quarter loss of 66 cents a share, including nonrecurring charges for acquisition related items. That compared with a gain of 9 cents a year ago. Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber downgraded the stock.

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s rose 1/4 to 58 1/8.

Stockholders approved an increase in the company's authorized common shares to 940 million shares from 300 million shares, allowing the Mountain View, Calif. technology company to go forward with a previously announced two-for-one stock split. Sun Microsystems said stockholders of record as of Nov. 18 will receive one additional share on or about Dec. 10 for each share held. Upon completion of the split, the number of common shares outstanding will be about 367 million shares.

Informix Corp. rose 2 to 21.

Shares in the Menlo Park, Calif. maker of database software rose during a company conference call with analysts. Also, Informix's Software Inc. unit said Expector Software Inc. will deliver a fuzzy search DataBlade module for its Informix-Universal Server.

Microsoft rose 4 5/8 to 149 5/8.

The stock gained 3 1/4 on Wednesday after the software giant announced a 2-for-1 stock split. Also on Wednesday, Microsoft said it had joined with MCI and British Telecom to sell a package of Internet services and software to multinational companies. And on Thursday, it announced a ''High-Tech Holiday'' promotion next week with PepsiCo. that will offers a consumer rebate on software and online services.

Premiere Technologies Inc. rose 5 7/8 to 25 1/8.

The company said Wednesday it had entered into a strategic alliance with WorldCom Inc. under which Premiere will provide network-based computer telephony technology to WorldCom.

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