The markets closed flat with the Dow edging up 6 points to 14,937 as August hiring slipped. Nasdaq gained 9 points to 3658.
On the upside
Shares of Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) continued rising after an upgrade earlier this week.
Bargain hunters snapped up shares of First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR).
Rockwell Medical (Nasdaq: RMTI) stock continued rising after reporting positive trial results yesterday.
On the downside
Forbes wrote that Vivus (Nasdaq: VVUS) was oversold.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a slim margin of nearly 10 to 9 on the NYSE while advancers edged out decliners by more than 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 2 points to 1655.