On the upsideDow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) reported lower revenues and a meager profit, but the results beat expectations of a quarterly loss.
Ashland (NYSE: ASH) posted lower revenues and profits, but the chemical company beat estimates.
MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM), Dubai World and their lenders have struck a deal to finish a $8.5 billion Las Vegas Strip development.
On the downside
Shares of Sequenom (Nasdaq: SQNM) tumbled after the company delayed the launch of its Down syndrome test.
LoJack (Nasdaq: LOJN) posted a quarterly loss and suspended its outlook due to the uncertainty in the automotive industry.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 3 to 1 on both the NYSE and Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks rose 6 points to 497.