On the upside
Angie's List (Nasdaq: ANGI) posted a smaller than expected loss for the third quarter as revenue climbed.
Third quarter earnings fell for Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) but the results beat expectations and the cruise operator lifted its full year guidance.
On the downside
DuPont Fabros Technology (NYSE: DFT) blamed higher expenses for a sharp drop in third quarter earnings.
Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) warned of lower third quarter earnings and announced the retirement of the president of U. S. business Mike Vitelli at the end of the fiscal year.
Third quarter earnings plunged for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) as revenue tumbled.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 10 to 9 on the NYSE while advancers edged out decliners by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks slipped a point to 811.