Cisco also pulled back amid higher-than-usual volume. The networking giant also reports its quarterly earnings on Nov. 13.
Qualcomm continued to be a market leader after the semiconductor company posted better-than-expected earnings.
Monster Worldwide surged after the online recruitment firm said it is exploring a sale of its business in China amidst a challenging jobs market.
Devon Energy traded near lows not seen since last October.
Matson jumped after its earnings report. The company is a former subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin and Hawaii's largest ocean cargo transport firm.
Babcock & Wilcox tumbled following disappointing earnings. The power-plant technology company recorded investment-related impairment charges this quarter.
And on the M&A front, Dusa Pharmaceuticals rose after India's Sun Pharmaceuticals said it would pay about $230 million for the skin care company.
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—By CNBC's Lori Spechler.
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