tbmo: $FB ugh, I'm not even surprised people are dumb enough to give this company all their information, and now money as well.
Social networks LinkedIn and Yelp were also moving sharply higher.
theoptiondon: Wherever $FB goes, $LNKD follows Bullish
vermut: $FB $LNKD $YELP making new highs today! Super strength. Stay with the leaders! Bullish
J.C. Penney shares got a small lift after billionaire media mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told CNBC he has purchased 1 million shares of the struggling Plano, Texas-based retailer.
Smithfield Foods shares edged lower after the meat processor posted a drop in earnings due to weak exports to Japan, China and Russia. The company announced an agreement earlier this year to be acquired by China's Shuanghui International, a deal now awaiting approval from the U.S. government.