An uncertain day ended with small gains for benchmark indexes, snapping a two-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500. Wall Street held onto those gains through to the close even as General Electric Co. (GE - Get Report) suffered its worst day since 2009.

JD.Com Inc. (JD - Get Report) rallied after pulling in $19 billion in China's Singles' Day over the weekend and posting an unexpected profit over its recent quarter. Revenue rose 39% over the three months to September.

NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA - Get Report) was upgraded to MARKET PERFORM from UNDERPERFORM at BMO Capital after the chipmaker reported a better-than-expected quarter last week. Analysts pointed to outperformance at its datacenter operations.

Brookfield Property Partners (BPY - Get Report) confirmed plans to purchase GGP Inc. (GGP) . Brookfield already owns just over a THIRD of the real estate investment trust and hopes to buy out the remainder with cash and stock. 

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