The markets opened flat with the Dow adding 4 points to 15,684 as private sector employers hired fewer workers than expected in October. Nasdaq eased a fraction to 3951.
On the upside
Shares of Nokia (NYSE: NOK) continued rising after reporting a narrower than expected loss.
NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ) subsidiary FL Mobile secured the exclusive rights to publish the Pocket Dream mobile game on the iOS platform in China.
A report published by the Duke Clinical Research Institute said that levosimendan, which Oxygen Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: OXBT) has an agreement to acquire from Phyxius Pharma, reduced mortality in heart surgery patients.
On the downside
Western Union (NYSE: WU) reported lower third quarter earnings and revenue and forecast full year earnings below expectations.
Central European Media Enterprises (Nasdaq: CETV) reported a loss for the third quarter as revenue fell and cut its full year outlook.
Second quarter earnings slipped for Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on the NYSE and by more than 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 1771.
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