On the upside
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) reported high cure rates in patients using a regimen of oral hepatitis C drugs.
Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) reported positive results from a Phase III study of its metatastic gastric cancer treatment ramucirumab.
On the downside
Illumina (Nasdaq: ILMN) will release third quarter results on Tuesday, October 23.
Harris (NYSE: HRS) received $15 million worth of orders from a Latin American country but the stock price dropped.
Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) announcement of its new Xbox Music service weighed down shares of Pandora (NYSE: P).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 7 to 5 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 2 points to 825.