A greater than expected increase in Chinese exports lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow gaining 48 points to 13,992. Nasdaq climbed 28 points to 3193.
On the upside
Stockpickr wrote that Celsion (Nasdaq: CLSN) was oversold and poised to breakout.
Shares of The ExOne (Nasdaq: XONE) continued soaring on its second day of trading.
HSBC Securities initiated coverage of McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) with a Neutral rating.
On the downside
Guidance Software (Nasdaq: GUID) reported lower fourth quarter earnings even as revenue climbed.
Just Energy (NYSE: JE) swung to a profit for the third quarter but the company lowered its dividend.
Shares of Opexa Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OPXA) continued falling after pricing its private registered offering of common stock and warrants yesterday.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index climbed 8 points to 1517.