Take Two Interactive Software declined lower after it said it was buying back all of Carl Icahn's shares. Three directors nominated by the activist investor resigned.
Weatherford gained after the oil-services company agreed to pay $253 million to settle longstanding charges brought by U.S. regulators.
Aeropostale said it has adopted a poison pill that will be triggered if a stockholder buys 10 percent of the company. Last week, shareholder Crescendo Partners urged the teen-clothing retailer to sell itself.
Macy's hit another record high. Zack's upgraded the department store retailer to neutral from under perform, citing management strategies, particularly its promotional initiatives.
JA Solar Holdings fell after the solar company posted a quarterly loss. It forecast lower shipments to China in the current quarter.
AutoZone fell after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to neutral from buy, citing valuation.
Children's Place rose after the retailer said third-quarter earnings jumped 12 percent as lower expenses offset a slide in sales. The company raised the lower end of its earnings guidance for the year.
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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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