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Amid another flood of earnings reports were announcements from three Dow components: United Technologies
) and DuPont
). Of those, United paced the blue chip index with its 2.6% gain, while Travelers slipped 3.5% following its report.
Among some other notables reporting earnings last night or this morning, Texas Instruments
), TD Ameritrade
) and Lockheed Martin
) advanced, while Netflix
), Illinois Tool Works
) and Altria Group
Among the notable gainers were two companies being acquired: Sourcefire
) advanced 28% after it agreed to sell itself to Cisco
) for $76 per share, or $2.7B, and CapitalSource
) rose over 22% after agreeing to be acquired by PacWest Bancorp
) in cash and stock deal valued at $2.3B.
Among the noteworthy losers were a number of U.S. cigarette makers. In addition to Altria's report, the FDA stated earlier today that menthol in cigarettes appears to affect public health and shares of Lorillard
) and Reynolds American
) both declined after the regulator indicated that it was starting the process of creating rules that would regulate the industry's use of menthol.