World Wrestling Entertainment moved lower despite saying it's on track to getting a million subscribers by the end of 2014. Barron's said the company might not acquire enough subscribers to counteract the drop in pay per view event revenue.
Visa and MasterCard slid after Reuters said large retailers are muscling into the competitive mobile payment market. Zacks also reported that Russia has decided to have its own domestic payment system in six months, bypassing Visa and Mastercard, to become more self-dependent in the future.
MannKind fell after the FDA delayed its decision on the company's inhaled insulin treatment.
Vocus soared after it said it would be bought by private equity firm GTCR Valor Merger Sub for about $446 million, or $18 a share.
Hewlett-Packard gained ground after Barron's said the company's shares were poised to rise by 20 percent over the next year.
Qualcomm rose after the company gave details on its high-end smartphone chip, which is due to appear in smartphones in 2015.
Intel moved higher after Pacific Crest upgraded the stock to outperform from sector perform, noting improving corporate PC demand.
ANN moved lower after Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to perform, citing valuation.
Agios Pharmaceuticals advanced after its experimental leukemia drug showed promising activity in a trial.
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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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