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) fell over 2% and Exxon Mobil
) slid 1%, making them the Dow's worst performers, following their quarterly reports.
The best-performing blue chip was Verizon
), which rose over 2% after Reuters said the company hired advisers for a possible bid to buy Vodafone's
) stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture. Though CNBC's David Faber said Verizon hasn't yet made an offer to Vodafone, its shares rose nearly 3%.
Among the many other notable companies reporting earnings last night or this morning, advancers included Akamai
), Angie's List
), Royal Caribbean
) and Cabela's
Decliners included Safeway
) and Qualcomm
Among the notable gainers was MPG Office Trust
), which rose over 21% to $3.16 after agreeing to be acquired by Brookfield Office Properties
) for $3.15 per share in cash.
Among the noteworthy losers was Exide
), which plunged 24% after a California regulator suspended the operations of its smelter facility. Also lower were shares of Intuit
), which fell almost 13% after the tax prep software company lowered its outlook and its shares were downgraded at JPMorgan, Citigroup and Raymond James.