On the downsideVMware (NYSE: VMW) abruptly replaced its co-founder CEO without explanation. Shares of controlling shareholder EMC (NYSE: EMC), a data storage company, also fell.
In the broad market, advancing issues edged out decliners by a
margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap
stocks surged 24 points to close at 682.