On the upside
Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported a drop in June same store sales but sales improved at the end of the month.
LeapFrog (Nasdaq: LF) announced the resignation of chief financial officer Mark Etnyre effective October 1, 2012.
On the downside
Ampio Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AMPE) founder and chief scientific officer Dr. David Bar-Or and chairman and lead investor Michael Macaluso extended their lock-up agreement from July 15, 2012 to January 2013.
UBS downgraded Veolia Environment (NYSE: VE) from Neutral to Sell.
Profit taking sank shares of BPZ Resources (NYSE: BPZ).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks slipped a point to 817.