On the upside
Affymetrix (Nasdaq: AFFX) reversed year ago losses to post a second quarter profit that surpassed analyst expectations.
Intuitive Surgical (NYSE: ISRG) reported better than expected second quarter earnings and revenue.
A jury awarded Valassis Communications (Nasdaq: VCI) $300 million in a lawsuit against News America Marketing.
On the downside
Repros Therapeutics (Nasdaq: RPRX) reported that patients in a uterine fibroid treatment study who experienced adverse effects continue to have elevated levels of liver enzymes.
Second quarter earnings for Goodrich (NYSE: GR) slipped due to the launch of a joint venture.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE: RS) posted its first ever quarterly loss as a publicly traded company.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks soared 17 points to 545.
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