On the upside
A poll conducted by Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) indicated that only 27% of Chinese would purchase Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) new iPhone 5, which lifted shares of Nokia (NYSE: NOK).
A Seeking Alpha contributor listed Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) as a stock under $7 with the potential to double.
On the downside
Investors locked in profits on National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG), whose stock price rose yesterday on Germany's support of the euro zone bailout fund. Motley Fool wrote that Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) needed to change its business model in order to survive.
An appeals court ruled against Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) and let stand a $19.7 million judgment against the natural gas and oil company.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks climbed 8 points to 853.