Agnico Eagle Mines hit a 52-week high after the company posted stronger-than-expected earnings on record gold output. CBOE Gold Index gained to post its biggest one-day gain since September.
Angie's List surged after the consumer review website posted earnings that topped expectations. In the company's 8-K filing, the company's CEO added "we are having a very good year."
Microsoft was little changed on relatively light volume after the software giant officially unveiled its Windows 8 operating system.
Best Buy tumbled after the electronics retailer announced an earnings warning and a leadership shake-up. S&P Capital IQ cut its rating on the stock to "sell" from "hold".
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—By CNBC's Lori Spechler.
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