On the upside
Financial Times reported that Publicis may be exploring the possible acquisition of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).
OpenTable (Nasdaq: OPEN) reported lower second quarter earnings but the results beat expectations.
On the downside
SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) reported sharply higher second quarter earnings that surpassed analyst expectations and lifted its full year production guidance but the stock price slipped. Zagg (Nasdaq: ZAG) reported higher second quarter earnings but the results missed estimates and the company forecast full year results below expectations.
Rosetta Genomics (Nasdaq: ROSG) priced its public offering of 5.5 million common shares at the discounted price of $5.00 per share.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 6 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks surged 20 points to 789.