On the upside
Bargain hunters lifted shares of Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) whose stock price plummeted last week after reporting lower second quarter earnings that fell short of analyst expectations.
Clean Diesel Technologies (Nasdaq: CDTI) has begun supplying catalysts for the Honda Accord.
On the downside
Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) said that a pledge of German government bonds worth 560 million euros by Global Solar Fund may have been fraudulent.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a Complete Response Letter requesting additional clinical data to Salix Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SLXP) for its opioid-induced constipation treatment Relistor.
Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) received an imminent danger order alleging failure of a highwall at its Eagle Butte Mine in Wyoming.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more the 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 10 to 9 Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks edged up a fraction to 796.