On the upside
Bruker (Nasdaq: BRKR) impressed with third quarter earnings that doubled to surpass analyst expectations by wide margin as revenue rose.
Standard & Poor's ugraded Hovanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV) corporate credit rating to CCC+ from CCC-. On the downside
Shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE: NSM) fell after MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced on Friday that JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) would buy its mortgage servicing portfolio.
Third quarter earnings plunged for Entergy (NYSE: ETR) to fall short of expectations as revenue dropped.
Pall (NYSE: PLL) warned of lower first quarter revenue.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a slim margin on the NYSE and by a margin of 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks gained 5 points to 819.