Nasdaq OMX Group rose after announcing a $390 million all-cash deal for several units of Thomson Reuters.
Netflix surged after an analyst at Morgan Stanley boosted his price target on the online movie-streaming company to $105 from $80 per share.
First Solar rose after a Susquehanna analyst raised his price target on the solar energy company to $28 from $21 but, still below current share price.
Navistar gained after the company appointed Samuel Merksamer to the board. Merksamer is a managing director at Icahn Capital LP.
FedEx dipped after Raymond James analyst cut the rating on the package-delivery firm to "outperform" from "strong buy" and lowered his target price to $100 from $106.
And Harley-Davidson rose after the motorcycle manufacturer was mentioned positively by an analyst at Citi saying channel checks show strong sales in November.