Exxon Mobil - The oil producer and competitors including Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum gained with the price of crude.
FedEx - The shipper and rival United Parcel Service climbed after UPS said it would raise U.S. rates, echoing a move by FedEx last month.
Kimberly-Clark - The maker of tissues and diapers rose after saying it would cut as many as 1,300 jobs.
Lennar - The builder and competitors such as KB Home, PulteGroup, DR Horton and Toll Brothers advanced on data showing sales of U.S. existing homes in September rose a a one-year high.
Lockheed Martin - The defense contractor fell after its third-quarter sales fell short of expectations.
Ocwen Financial - The collector of mortgage payments fell after New York's financial regulator said the company backdated foreclosure letters to borrowers.
Omeros - The drug developer dropped after saying it had suspended enrollment in a mid-stage study testing its experimental treatment for Huntingdon.
Omnicom Group - The advertising company climbed after reporting quarterly revenue and profit above estimates.
United Continental Holdings - The carrier and others including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines rose amid reports major airlines had increased domestic fares.
Waters - The maker of products used in developing drugs jumped after reporting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings.
(See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)
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