Upbeat jobs data lifted the markets to a higher open with the Dow soaring 174 points to 11,832. Nasdaq climbed 27 points to 2634.
On the upside
Huntsman (NYSE: HUN) swung to a loss for the third quarter due to restructuring charges but the results were better than expected.
hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) reported sharply higher second quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations as revenue climbed.
EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) reversed year ago losses to post a better than expected profit for the third quarter.
On the downside
Third quarter earnings plunged for Career Education (Nasdaq: CECO) as new student enrollment tumbled and chief executive officer Gary McCullough resigned.
Northland Securities downgraded Diamond Foods (Nasdaq: DMND) after the company delayed its acquisition of the Pringles brand from Proctor & Gamble (NYSE: PG) due to an internal accounting investigation.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings but revenue fell short of expectations.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks climbed 11 points to 725.
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