Employers added a greater than expected 195,000 jobs in June to boost the markets during the midday with the Dow climbing 88 points to 15,077. Nasdaq gained 21 points to 3465.
On the upside
Motley Fool recommended accumulating Celldex (Nasdaq: CLDX) for the long term.
Bargain hunters lifted shares of National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG).
Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) received the International Electrotechnical Commission 61730-2 standard certification with Class A Fire Safety from TUV Rheinland.
On the downside
World Acceptance (Nasdaq: WRLD) delayed filing its annual report.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on the NYSE while advancers edged out decliners by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index climbed 9 points to 1624.