On the upside
Zhongpin (Nasdaq: HOGS) chairman and chief executive Xianfu Zhu will take the pork products producer private in an all cash deal valued at approximately $418 million.
3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) launched its next generation ProJet 3500 HDMax and CPX Max series of 3D printers.
On the downside
BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) appointed James Rollins III to the position of chief executive officer to replace retiring chief executive Aubrey Patterson.
Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC) announced a secondary offering of 11.5 million common shares.
Oppenheimer analyst Pamela Quintiliano said that foot traffic was disappointing for Ann (NYSE: ANN) over the Thanksgiving weekend.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks slipped 2 points to 804.