On the downside
Winn-Dixie (Nasdaq: WINN) reported a preliminary loss for the fourth quarter.
Chesapeake (NYSE: CSK) widened second quarter losses due to increased expenses and one time items.German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG denied rumors that the company was in discussions to acquire AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) .
In the broad market, advancing issues were on par with decliners on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 2 points to 716.