On the upsideShares of Natural Guel Gas (NYSE: NFG) rose after UBS analyst Ronald Barone upgraded the energy company.
Shares of Chinese shipping company Sino-Global Shipping (Nasdaq: SINO) surged on its first day of trading.
Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) stock rose over rumors of a possible merger with Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS).
On the downside
Tween Brands (NYSE: TWB) blamed a significant charge and lower same store sales for sharply lower first quarter earnings.
LTX (Nasdaq: LTXX) forecast fourth quarter earnings below expectations saying that weakness in the chip sector will affect sales.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 3 on the NYSE and by 11 to 5 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks tumbled 9 points to 727.