The markets recovered to close modestly higher with the Dow rising 19 points to 13,112 ahead of the presidential election tomorrow. Nasdaq gained 17 points to 2999. On the upside
Generator maker Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC) continued soaring on strong Hurricane Sandy sales. Bruker (Nasdaq: BRKR) impressed with third quarter earnings that doubled to surpass analyst expectations by wide margin as revenue rose. Standard & Poor's ugraded Hovanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV) corporate credit rating to CCC+ from CCC-.On the downside Shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE: NSM) fell after MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced on Friday that JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) would buy its mortgage servicing portfolio. Third quarter earnings plunged for Entergy (NYSE: ETR) to fall short of expectations as revenue dropped. Pall (NYSE: PLL) warned of lower first quarter revenue. In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a slim margin on the NYSE and by a margin of 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks gained 5 points to 819.