Netflix traded up ahead of its quarterly earnings report after the bell. Netflix shares were also upgraded to "neutral" from "sell" at B. Riley Caris, while the price target was raised to $165 from $90 per share.
Ralph Lauren was lower after settling bribery allegations with the SEC and the DoJ. The retailer will pay more than $1.6 million to settle criminal and civil investigations involving its subsidiaries in Argentina.
International Paper higher after the company put out a press release saying that, "it is in talks with Unisource regarding a proposed business combination of xpedx, International Paper's distribution business, and Unisource."
Energy was the strongest sector, fueled in part by Halliburton on the strength of its quarterly earnings report.
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—By CNBC's Lori Spechler
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