WinnersEnergy trader Dynegy (DYN - Get Report) was rising 11% to $9.58 a day after the company said its board named a "lead director" as part of the overall effort to regain credibility with investors. J. Otis Winters, who will hold the newly created position, has served on Dynegy's board since 1993. Winters is the retired co-founder and chairman of PWS Group, a Dallas-based consulting and crisis management firm. NS Group (NSS), a supplier of tubular products to the energy industry, was climbing 10% to $8.87 after Raymond James upgraded the company to strong buy from market perform.
Perry Ellis (PERY - Get Report) reported first-quarter earnings of 75 cents a share, up from 58 cents in the year-ago period, and the clothing designer's shares jumped 17% to $16.87. Domestic sales increased 3.9% to $77.7 million, but worldwide sales decreased 2.8% to $78.6 million.