Heartland Express (Nasdaq: HTLD) purchased Gordon Trucking in a deal valued at approximately $300 million including the assumption of debt.
Inside Mortgage Finance reported that Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) may be acquired.
Motorcar Parts of America (Nasdaq: MPAA) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the second quarter.
On the downside
Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) fell to an unexpected loss for the third quarter as revenue dropped.
Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings but the results fell short of expectations prompting the company to cut its full year earnings guidance.
Shares of James River Coal (Nasdaq: JRCC) continued falling after reporting a wider than expected third quarter loss last week.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 4 points to 1767.