On the upsideShares of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies (Nasdaq: QTWW) continued to rise after announcing that its German partner Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH will increase its solar module manufacturing capacity to 45 megawatts.
Sallie Mae (NYSE: SLM) announced the appointment of two new senior vice presidents, both of whom worked for Bank of America.
Health Net (NYSE: HNT) is expected to affirm its full year earnings guidance during a meeting with investors on May 22.
On the downside
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) and Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE: SNY) announced that their ovarian cancer treatmetn aflibercept failed a midstage clinical trial.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NYSE: RRGB) blamed lower sales in the Western states for first quarter earnings that dropped to fall short of estimates.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 10 to 9 on the NYSE while decliners barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added a point to 737.