April 09, 2013 at 13:35 PM EDT
Markets Advance As Investors Focus On Earnings

The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow gaining 32 points to 14,646 as investors turned their attention to earnings. Nasdaq rose 4 points to 3226.

On the upside

A Seeking Alpha contributor affirmed its Buy rating on Himax Technologies (Nasdaq: HIMX).


Unilife (Nasdaq: UNIS) will supply a pharmaceutical with a customized EZMix dual-chamber syringe.

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced a record cadmium-telluride photovoltaic module conversion efficiency of 16.1%.


On the downside


Shares of Delcath Systems (Nasdaq: DCTH) continued falling after the Food and Drug Administration extended the review of the medical device maker's Melblez liver cancer treatment system.


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) does not hold patents in China for its injectable flu treatment peramivir.


Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) priced its public offering of 26.5 million common shares at the discounted price of $27.30 per share.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 5 on the NYSE while decliners edged out advancers by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index added 2 points to 1565.

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