On the upside
AT&T's (NYSE: T) three-year, $14 billion plan to expand its wireline and wireless networks lifted shares of Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN) and JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU).
HMS Holdings (Nasdaq: HMSY) will present at the 2012 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 14, Piper Jaffray 24th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 27 and Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 12. On the downside
Concerns of stricter environmental regulations under President Barak Obama weighed down shares of Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) and James River Coal (Nasdaq: JRCC).
NII Holdings (Nasdaq: NIHD) widened third quarter losses more than expected.
LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) disappointed with lower third quarter earnings and forecast current quarter results below expectations.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 5 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 6 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks plunged 16 points to 809.