The markets closed higher with the Dow climbing 76 points to 15,072 even as the government shutdown continued. Nasdaq gained 33 points to 3807.
On the upside
Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) released its list of must-have books for the fall and holiday season yesterday.
Trade-Ideas listed Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK) as the Barbarian at the Gate stock of for today.
Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) plans to expand into South America.
On the downside
J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) continued falling after Fitch Ratings downgraded the department store operator yesterday.
The government shutdown has created delays in home sales sending shares of KB Home (NYSE: KBH) lower.
Xyratex (Nasdaq: XRTX) disappointed with sharply lower third quarter earnings and revenue.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 11 points to 1690.