Acquisition activity along with easing crude oil prices lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow climbing 95 points to 12,226. Nasdaq added a point to 2782.
On the upside
Fourth quarter earnings surged to top analyst estimates for Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE) as gold and silver prices climbed.
Amerigon (Nasdaq: ARGN) will acquire a 75.6% stake in German company W. E. T. Automotive Systems
Shares of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) continued climbing after reporting sharply higher fourth quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations on Friday.