On the upside
The U.S. government announced plans to sell its remaining shares of insurer American International Group (NYSE: AIG), recipient of bailout funds.
Shares of Acura Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ACUR) continued to rally for a second day after it launched cold medicine that cannot be converted to illegal methamphetamine.
On the downside
SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC) offered 2013 guidance that projected a drop in the price of coal.
Shares of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) fell on word that the company may be looking to buy rival machinery maker Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI).
Shares of Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) promptly fell after the investment firm announced a public offering of 2.5 million shares at $28 each.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index gained 13 points to 1432.