The markets closed higher with the Dow gaining 88 points to 15,224 as investors welcomed the beginning of earnings season. Nasdaq added 5 points to 3484.
On the upside
Bargain hunters snapped up shares of National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG).
Reports circulated that Jones Group (NYSE: JNY) hired Citigroup to explore a possible sale of the apparel retailer.
Investors scooped up shares of Uni-Pixel (Nasdaq: UNXL).
On the downside
ClickSoftware Technologies (Nasdaq: CKSW) warned of losses for the second quarter and cut its full year revenue guidance.
Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung cut his earnings guidance for Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) citing weak personal computer demand.
Investors locked in profits on Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index gained 8 points to 1640.