February 13, 2013 at 17:09 PM EST
Mixed Close Over Retail Sales
The markets closed mixed with the Dow falling 35 points to 13,982 while Nasdaq gained 10 points to 3196 after January retail sales edged up a mere 0.1%.
On the upside
Vonage Holdings (NYSE: VG) reported lower fourth quarter earnings but the results beat expectations.
Fourth quarter earnings surged for Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB) to surpass analyst expectations on record revenue.
Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) reported lower fourth quarter earnings but the results were better than expected.
On the downside
Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) president of products and services Sudhakar Ramakrishna will leave the company on March 15.
Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair does not expect strong sales of the BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) Z10.
Hospira (NYSE: HSP) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the fourth quarter but the company forecast 2013 earnings and revenue below expectations.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 7 to 5 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index edged up a point to 1520.
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