On the upside
First quarter earnings slipped for Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) but revenue rose and the company named chairman Steve Bennett to replace chief executive Enrique Salem effective immediately.
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) reported lower second quarter earnings and revenue but the results were better than expected.
On the downside
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported sharply lower second quarter earnings as subscriber growth slowed and warned of losses at the end of the year.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) disappointed with sharply lower third quarter earnings that fell short of analyst expectations.
Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue but the oilfield services firm took a $100 million charge.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by nearly 2 to 1 Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 2 points to 770.