The markets extended its gains during the midday with the Dow gaining 81 points to 14,503 as Cyprus lawmakers prepared to vote on a new plan to secure bailout funds. Nasdaq climbed 22 points to 3245.
On the upside
Shares of Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN) soared in its market debut.
The European Medicines Agency granted a Positive Opinion for Halozyme Therapeutics (Nasdaq: HALO) and Baxter International (NYSE: BAX) for the use of HyQvia to treat primary and secondary immunodeficiencies.
Shares of Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) continued rising after completing the sale of five of its grocery store chains yesterday.
On the downside
Profit taking sank shares of Acadia Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ACAD).
Shares of Walter Investment (NYSE: WAC) continued falling after posting a sharply wider fourth quarter loss earlier this week.
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE: NSM) priced its offering of $200 million in senior notes.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index climbed 9 points to 1555.