The markets surged with the Dow jumping 172 points to 15,340 over optimism that lawmakers will reach a deal to avert a default. Nasdaq soared 38 points to 3832.
On the upside
Shares of China New Borun (NYSE: BORN) continued rising on no news.
Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) will pay $2.04 billion in cash to acquire General Parts International.
MGIC (NYSE: MTG) reversed year ago losses to post a better than expected profit for the third quarter.
On the downside
Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) priced its public offering of 45 million common shares at the discounted price of $5.00 per share.
Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) reported higher third quarter earnings but the company cut its full year earnings guidance.
Investors locked in profits on Opko Health (NYSE: OPK).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 leaped 17 points to 1715.
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