Markets Advance At Midday

The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow rising 26 points to 14,423. Nasdaq eased a point to 3243.

On the upside

AT&T will begin taking pre-sale orders for the BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) Z10 on Tuesday, March 12.

Pengrowth Energy (NYSE: PGH) completed the sale of its Weyburn asset.

A Seeking Alpha contributor expects Delcath Systems' (Nasdaq: DCTH) CHEMOSAT to be approved in June.

On the downside

Aeterna Zentaris (Nasdaq: AEZS) will end a Phase 3 study of its multiple myeloma treatment perifosine.

Affymax (Nasdaq: AFFY) stock fell ahead of its earnings release later this week.

Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) widened fourth quarter losses as revenue dropped and expenses climbed.

In the broad market, declining issues barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index edged up a point to 1552.

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