On the upside
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY) priced its public offering of 8 million common shares at $20.13 per share.
Visa (NYSE: V) approved Research In Motion's (Nasdaq: RIMM) mobile payment solution.
On the downside
Cobalt International Energy (NYSE: CIE) priced its secondary offering of 40 million common shares at the discounted price of $25.15 per share. General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced that profits should grow modestly in 2013.
An emergency landing made by an All Nippon Airways 787 prompted two Japanese airlines to ground all new Boeing 787s (NYSE: BA).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index slipped a point to 1471.