Flat Close As Earnings Disappoint

The markets closed flat with the Dow easing 2 points to 15,371 despite a last minute debt deal as disappointing earnings weighed on investors. Nasdaq climbed 23 points to 3863.

On the upside

Real Goods Solar (Nasdaq: RSOL) will release third quarter earnings and hold a conference call after market close on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ) will introduce a new product through a conference call on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 before market open.

Rising gold prices lifted shares of AngloGold (NYSE: AU), Buenaventura (NYSE: BVN), Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO) and McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX).

On the downside

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) swung to a profit for the third quarter but the company forecast current quarter revenue below expectations.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW) will offer $75 million worth of convertible senior notes.

Investors continued to lock in profits on VisionChina Media (Nasdaq: VISN).

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 11 points to 1733.

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