The Dow Jones Industrial was up 0.12 pct to 17,950.51, while the NASDAQ composite index rallied 0.26 pct to 5,070.70. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 0.26 pct to 2,093.86.
Meanwhile, here’s a quick look at the worst performing industries in the market today:
Imaging device & materials: The industry dropped 12 pct by 11 a,m. The biggest losing stock here was GoPro Inc (GPRO), which fell around 6.54 points, or around 12 pct.
The company disclosed dismal results for Q3 and released a not so rosy outlook for the current quarter.
Security Software: The industry fell 3.7 pct by 11 a.m. with Symantec Corporation (SYMC) 7.9 pct, slipping 8.6 pct.
Symantec disclosed strong earnings for the second quarter and reported that its Chief Finance Officer Thomas Seifert will quit his post at the end of November.
Symantec appointed Nick Noviello as the new chief finance officer.
Home Health Care: The industry retreated 2.2 pct by 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Amedisys Inc (AMED) 12.76 pct shares fell 13 pct during today’s session.
Amedisys released poor earnings for the current quarter and appointed Christopher Gerard as its new chief operating officer.
As of presstime, the industry was down 1.9 pct at around 11 a.m. The top losing stock in the industry was Cemex SAB de CV (ADR) (CX) 2.11 pct, which dropped 1 pct.