On the upside
MGIC Investment (NYSE: MTG) reported $2.5 billion worth of new insurance written and a drop in delinquent mortgages in August.
Advanced Micro Devices (Nasdaq: AMD) introduced a new generation, energy efficient server.
On the downside
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) reported a loss for the fourth quarter. The Food and Drug Administration delayed its decision to grant New Chemical Entity status to Amarin's (Nasdaq: AMRN) Vascepa.
Robert W. Baird downgraded Coomplete Genomics (Nasdaq: GNOM) to a Neutral rating.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 3 points to 843.