The markets traded higher during the midday with the Dow gaining 22 points to 13,345 after Germany's Constitutional Court supported the latest euro zone bailout. Nasdaq rose 4 points to 3109. On the upside
Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) announced that NASCAR driver Tony Stewart partnered with the Office Depot Foundation to donate 6,000 backpacks to children in the Chicagoland area. Williams Financial upgraded PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) to a Buy rating. Thoma Bravo will take Mediware Information Systems (Nasdaq: MEDW) private in a deal valued at approximately $195 million. On the downside Globecomm Systems (Nasdaq: GCOM) reported sharply higher fourth quarter earnings but the company warned of lower earnings and revenue for fiscal 2013.Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK) announced a secondary offering of 35 million common shares. Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE: VNR) priced its public offering of 6 million common units at the discounted price of $27.51 per unit. In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 2 points to 844.