On the upsideAlthough first quarter earnings for Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) barely edged up, revenue rose to surpass expectations.
First quarter earnings for Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) beat estimates by a wide margin.
Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG) reported sharply lower first quarter earnings but the results topped estimates.
On the downside
First quarter earnings for Carter's (NYSE: CRI) rose to surpass expectations but the children's clothing maker warned that second quarter results will fall as sales drop.
Olympic Steel (Nasdaq: ZEUS) swung to a loss for the first quarter as demand tumbled and cut its quarterly dividend.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 9 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks leaped 18 points to 491.