On the upside
Acxion (Nasdaq: ACXM) swung to a third quarter profit that topped analyst estimates.
Shares of uranium supplier USEC (NYSE: USU) rose over reports that President Obama proposes to triple loan guarantees for nuclear reactors.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded The Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW) a five year environmental remedial action services contract in the Kansas City District.
On the downside
While Quantum (NYSE: QTM) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the third quarter, the results fell short of estimates.
Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) blamed soft demand for sharply lower fourth quarter earnings and forecast 2010 results below expectations.
Wilmington Trust (NYSE: WL) narrowed fourth quarter losses but the results missed expectations.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 10 to 9 on the NYSE while advancers barely edged out decliners by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added a point to 609.