On the upsideJames River Coal (Nasdaq: JRCC) reversed year ago losses to post a profit as the average price of Central Appalachian coal climbed.
Private label soft drink maker Cott (NYSE: COT) swung to a profit due to cost cutting measures.
DryShips (NYSE: DRYS) reported a first quarter loss but the results beat expectations.
On the downside
Reliant Energy (NYSE: RRI) completed the sale of its Texas retail business to NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) and announced the retirement of board chairman Joel Staff on June 18.
Although first quarter earnings rose for Aon (NYSE: AOC) due to cost cutting measures, the results fell short of estimates.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 3 on the NYSE and by 1nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap added a point to 488.