On the upside
Rosetta Genomics (Nasdaq: ROSG) announced three additions to its management staff and expanded the capacity of its laboratory operations.
Western Alliance Bancorp (NYSE: WAL) will acquire Western Liberty Bancorp (Nasdaq: WLBC).
On the downside
Corinthian Colleges (Nasdaq: COCO) fell to a wider than expected loss for the fourth quarter and warned of slowing growth in new student enrollments. Second quarter earnings slipped Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) to fall short of analyst expectations.
Shares of Mechel (NYSE: MTL) fell after Xinhua reported that Chinese steel production growth slowed amidst falling prices.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 5 to 3 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks lost 4 points to