On the upside
Shares of Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) rose ahead of its earnings release tomorrow.
Although first quarter earnings for Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) tumbled, the results topped estimates and the major appliance maker affirmed its full year guidance.
UBS analyst William Truelove downgraded DiamondRock Hospitality (Nasdaq: DRH) after a recent surge in the stock price.
Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) and Carnival (NYSE: CCL) plunged over fears that the swine flu outbreak will further hurt the travel industry.
Shares of pork producer Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) plunged amidst fears of the swine flue.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap tumbled 9 points to 469.