On the upside
The Wall Street Journal reported that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will increase the amount of stock options available to key employees.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NYSE: GT) impressed with sharply higher second quarter earnings that more than doubled to beat analyst estimates.
On the downside
Masco (NYSE: MAS) fell to a loss for the second quarter as margins slipped.
Amarin's (Nasdaq: AMRN) chief executive Joe Zakrzewski, president John Thero and director Carl Gordon all sold shares of company stock.
Humana (NYSE: HUM) disappointed with lower second quarter earnings that fell far short of analyst expectations and cut its full year outlook.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks lost 3 points to 788.