On the upside
Shares of Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG) rose after the Financial Services Authority relaxed capital rules for banks.
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW) completed its $42 million acquisition of blood circulation monitoring company Bmeye.
On the downside
Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) director Marbut Bob sold shares of company stock.
Meritor (NYSE: MTOR) will release fourth quarter and full year earnings on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
Cell Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CTIC) continued falling after announcing a public offering of $60 million in convertible preferred stock last week.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks eased a point to 826.