On the upside
Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) reversed year ago losses to post profit for the second quarter that surpassed analyst expectations by a wide margin.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ACAD) narrowed third quarter losses as revenue surged. On the downside
Vivus (Nasdaq: VVUS) widened third quarter losses more than expected as expenses climbed.
Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE) blamed lower silver prices for falling to a greater than expected loss for the third quarter.
Quicksilver Resources (NYSE: KWK) fell to a larger than expected loss for the third quarter.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks gained 6 points to 825.