On the upside
Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) named Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) executive Marissa Mayer as its new chief executive.
Mattel (NYSE: MAT) reported higher second quarter earnings.
On the downside
Second quarter earnings rose for J. B. Hunt Transport Services (Nasdaq: JBHT) but revenue fell short of expectations.
Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) warned that second quarter earnings would miss analyst estimates.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) disappointed with sharply lower second quarter earnings and revenue and trimmed its full year earnings outlook.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 4 points to 800.