On the upsideAmerican Capital (Nasdaq: ACAS) is exploring the possible sale of its European Capital business.
PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI) blamed charges for sharply lower first quarter earnings but the results topped estimates.
First quarter earnings for General Cable (NYSE: BGC) slipped but the results beat expectations and the company forecast upbeat second quarter results.
On the downside
Brean Murray downgraded GigaMedia (Nasdaq: GIGM).
First quarter earnings for Gen-Probe (Nasdaq: GPRO) tumbled as revenue dropped.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap eased a fraction to 486.