On the upside
Bank of America Merrill Lynch lifted its earnings guidance for Orexigen Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OREX).
Rising gold prices lifted shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC).
On the downside
Stifel Nicolaus analyst Mark Astrachan cut his earnings guidance for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR).
Bank of America initiated coverage of Questcor Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: QCOR) with a Buy rating and set a $60 price target but the stock price tumbled.
A Seeking Alpha contributor raised questions about James River Coal's (Nasdaq: JRCC) liquidity.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 9 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 3 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks soared 10 points to 800.