Editor's note: Due to holiday production deadlines, this recap does not include results from Thursday's abbreviated trading session.
High energy: Oil prices rose for a third day Wednesday, bouncing back from 11-year lows earlier in the week, which helped lift the battered energy sector. Murphy Oil rose 6 percent, to $23.62 Wednesday; ConocoPhillips rose 6 percent, to $49.03 and Halliburton was up 4 percent, to $35.45.
Stumble: Nike fell 2 percent, to $128.71 Wednesday after the company reported revenue that fell short of analysts' forecasts. Nike is still the biggest winner in the Dow average this year with a gain of 34 percent.
Bad aftertaste: Chipotle Mexican Grill fell 5 percent Tuesday, to $494.61 after the fast-food chain disclosed additional cases of E. coli had occurred at its restaurants. The stock closed Wednesday at $497.48.
Up and down: Amtech Systems dropped 22 percent Tuesday, to $6.42 after Zacks Equity Research questioned whether the stock is overbought, pointing to downward earnings outlook revisions. Shares closed Wednesday at $6.57.
Ag woes: Fertilizer maker Mosaic dropped 5 percent Monday, to $27.24 amid continuing concern for the ag sector. CNBC's Jim Cramer cautioned investors that while Mosaic and other ag-related shares have gotten cheap, "I think it is too early to start bottom fishing in the group." Mosaic shares closed Wednesday at $30.01.
Big pane: Apogee Enterprises dropped 7 percent Monday to $43.64, continuing a downward move that began with an earnings report earlier in the month that revealed a drop in revenue for the quarter. Apogee shares closed Wednesday at $44.83.