The markets turned negative in late afternoon trading with the Dow losing 42 points to 14,932 over unrest in Egypt. Nasdaq slipped a point to 3433.
On the upside
StreetAuthority wrote that U. S. Steel (NYSE: S) would rebound 30%.
Third quarter earnings slipped for Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) but the results surpassed analyst expectations.
On the downside
Iamgold (NYSE: IAG) began trading ex-dividend yesterday.
Greenbrier (NYSE: GBX) fell to a loss for the third quarter.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index eased a fraction to 1614.