The markets opened lower with the Dow losing 25 points to 23,433 as the Senate continued to finalize their tax cut plan. Nasdaq added a point to 6,794.
On the upside
Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) reported better than expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter.
Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK) narrowed third quarter losses more than expected as revenue rose.
Ross Stores (Nasdaq: ROSS) reported higher third quarter earnings that beat expectations and lifted its fourth quarter outlook.
On the downside
Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) reported third quarter earnings that fell short of analyst expectations ad announced plans to acquire .
Shares of Bitauto Holdings (NYSE: BITA) extended its losses.
Revenue fell for Fang Holdings (NYSE: SFUN).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 6 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 3 points to 2,582. Bitcoin climbed $194 to $7,984.