On the upside
Third quarter earnings slipped for Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS) but the results topped analyst estimates prompting an upgrade.
Shares of preteen retailer Five Below (Nasdaq: FIVE) leaped on its first trading day.
On the downside
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue but the results fell short of analyst expectations prompting a downgrade.
Shares of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) fell after rival Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) settled its months long dispute with Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX).
Diana Containerships (Nasdaq: DCIX) priced its public offering of 8.1 million common shares at the discounted price of $6.25 per share.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on the NYSE while advancers barely edged out decliners by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks eased a fraction to 804.