Skechers U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: SKX) chief executive Robert Greenberg bought 500,000 shares of company stock sending the stock price soaring $3.62 to close at $26.40.
Oil companies continued to climb with shares of Stone Energy Corp. (NYSE: SGY) soaring $1.37 to close at $6.29 and W&T Offshore Inc. (NYSE: WTI) climbing 41 cents to close at $2.10.
Tilly's Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates as revenue rose. Shares of the apparel retailer leaped $4.13 to close at $14.00.
Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) reported sharply lower third quarter earnings and revenue, forecast current quarter earnings below estimates and slashed its full year earnings outlook. Shares of the retailer plunged $2.72 to close at $10.64.
Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) reported disappointing results from a Phase 2 trial of its bladder cancer treatment HS-410. Shares of the biopharmaceutical plummeted $1.84 to close at $1.03.
bluebird bio Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) reported positive interim data from an ongoing Phase 1 clinical study of bb2121 to treat relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma sending the stock price soaring $8.30 to close at $68.65.
Shares of drilling services providers Ensco (NYSE: ESV) climbed $1.93 to close at $9.66, Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) soared $2.93 to close at $16.10 and Ocean Rig (Nasdaq: ORIG) added 29 cents to close at $1.69 on OPEC's production cut agreement.
An OPEC agreement to cut oil production sent shares of California Resources Corp. (NYSE: CRC) soaring $5.35 to close at $17.40, Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) up 95 cents to close at $3.78, EP Energy Corp. (NYSE: EPE) climbing $1.12 to close at $5.31, Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) surging $3.25 to close at $14.97, SM Energy Co. (NYSE: SM) leaping $7.95 to close at $39.86, Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) gaining $2.84 to close at $12.22 and WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) soaring $3.36 to close at $15.54.
Costamere Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) priced its public offering of 12 million common shares at the discounted price of $6.00 per share sending the stock price down 89 cents to close at $5.76.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue but same store sales growth fell short of expectations and the company forecast current quarter earnings below estimates. Shares of the apparel retailer tumbled $2.35 to close at $16.56.