On the upside
Third quarter earnings and revenue fell for Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) but the results were better than expected.
BSD Medical (Nasdaq: BSDM) reported greatly improved tumor destruction in rectal cancer patients when hyperthermia is added to treatment.
On the downside
Third quarter financials for Reynolds America (NYSE: RAI) failed to include a $5 million payment to Star Scientific (Nasdaq: STSI) to settle a patent suit.
UBS analyst Jason DeRise said that buying Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) would be risky.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) expects to merely meet expectations for the third quarter.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks plummeted 12 points to 808.