Covanta Holding - The provider of waste and energy services gained after increasing its quarterly dividend.
Covidien - The supplier of medical technology rose after raising its quarterly dividend.
E-Trade Financial - The brokerage rose after Raymond James repeated the stock's outperform rating.
General Electric - The conglomerate rose after Barclays said GE should consider a split.
IHS - The provider of business research fell after telling Reuters that it was looking to buy strategic assets during the next year.
Kroger - The grocer climbed after hiking its quarterly dividend.
Level 3 Communications - The provider of communications services rose after JPMorgan began coverage with an overweight rating.
MSCI - The stock-market-index provider gained after declaring its first quarterly dividend.
Owens-Illinois - The maker of glass containers declined after projecting earnings would fall in the third quarter.
Peabody Energy - The coal miner fell after Goldman Sachs downgraded the company to sell from neutral.
Pier 1 Imports - The retailer lost ground after cutting its 2014 earnings forecast.
Rite Aid - The drugstore chain declined after reducing its full-year profit outlook.
SanDisk - The maker of flash-memory chips advanced after Morgan Stanley said it should benefit from increased use of flash memory in Apple's new phones.
Steel Dynamics - The steel producer rose after projecting results that topped expectations.
(See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)
—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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