The markets closed flat with the Dow losing 5 points to 15,419 over concerns about the impact of the impending Federal Reserve tapering. Nasdaq added 9 points to 3669.
On the upside
Bargain hunters lifted shares of Universal Display (Nasdaq: OLED).
On the downside
Albany Molecular (Nasdaq: AMRI) development partner Bristol-Myers Squibb ended clinical trials of the antidepressant BMS-820836.
A Seeking Alpha contributor warned that Stonemor Partners' (NYSE: STON) high dividend was unsustainable.
Laredo Petroleum (NYSE: LPI) will offer 16 million shares of common stock.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 10 to 9 on the NYSE and by more than 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 eased a point to 1689.