On the upside
Gulfport Energy (Nasdaq: GPOR) affirmed its guidance for the full year and reported production results in the Utica Shale.
Forest Oil (NYSE: FST) will release third quarter earnings after market close on Monday, October 29, 2012.
On the downside
Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) supported the $7.5 billion antitrust settlement between credit card companies and retailers. Many retailers opposed the settlement saying that the deal failed to address price-fixing practices of credit card companies.
Penn Virginia (NYSE: PVA) announced a public offering of 12 million common shares and $50 million of depositary shares.
Masco (NYSE: MAS) will trade ex-dividend tomorrow but the stock price fell.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks plunged 10 points to 827.