August 16, 2012 at 13:51 PM EDT
Gain In Building Permits Boosts Markets
The markets extended its gains during the midday with the Dow climbing 68 points to 13,232 as permits for new home construction climbed to a four-year high. Nasdaq gained 24 points to 3055.
On the upside
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) launched a consulting and professional services practice to support application programming interfaces.
The New York Post reported that Coinstar (Nasdaq: CSTR) may be acquired by a private equity firm.
GameStop (NYSE: GME) reported lower second quarter earnings but the results topped estimates.
On the downside
Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) disappointed with lower third quarter earnings that fell short of expectations and forecast current quarter earnings below estimates. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) reported higher second quarter earnings but revenue missed expectations.
Second quarter earnings and revenue rose for NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES) but the results fell short of expectations.
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 Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks gained 4 points to 808.
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