On the upside
Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM) raised its full-year earnings outlook.
Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) announced plans to conduct a $170 million share repurchase program.
On the downside
Endo Health (Nasdaq: ENDP) lowered its profit outlook for 2012 and 2013. The medical device and drug company also announced plans to find a replacement for its retiring CEO.
Asset management firm Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) announced an accelerated timetable for its quarterly dividend, but remained silent about filling the CEO position.
Shareholders of Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE: HVT) received a previously-announced special dividend payment today, but an analyst downgraded the stock.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a narrow margin on the NYSE and by a wider 3 to 2 margin on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index gave up most of its earlier gains closing at 1428, up a fraction.