DirecTV - The supplier of satellite television rose after the New York Post cited a source close to the process in reporting AT&T had come to terms with the federal government on conditions that pave the way for it to buy DirecTV.
Goldman Sachs Group - The investment bank advanced along with Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup on hope for further monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
GrubHub - The online food ordering company fell after publicly filing to sell 10 million shares in a secondary offering.
Krispy Kreme Donuts - moved higher after Longbow Research repeated its buy rating. It also got a boost from a possible merger between Burger King Worldwide and Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
Life Time Fitness - The fitness-center operator rose after saying it was exploring a conversion of its land holdings into a real-estate investment trust.
Merck & Co. - The pharmaceutical company jumped on a Reuters report that the U.S. regulators were likely to approve the company's immune-oncology drug as a treatment for melanoma before an October deadline.
Ralph Lauren - The clothing designer advanced on its plan to introduce a high-tech Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Tesla Motors - The electric-car maker on bullish comments from Global Equities Research.
(See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)
—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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