On the upsideBJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) posted profits that quadrupled to beat expectations as the nation's 3rd-largest discount retail chain drew more business from bargain hunters.
On the downside
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by
a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 2 to 1 on Nasdaq.
The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks edged up 3 points to 684.