On the upside
Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations.
Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR) will separate into two different companies, one dedicated to retail sales and the other focused on oil exploration and production.
On the downside
Bloomberg reported that Sprint (NYSE: S) will not acquire the remaining shares of Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR) that it does not already own.
Bankrate (NYSE: RATE) warned that third quarter earnings would fall short of expectations.
Abnormal growths developed in some clinical trial patients treated with Isis Pharmaceuticals' (Nasdaq: ISIS) Kynamro.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks gained 5 points to 833.