Strong earnings lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow gaining 28 points to 15,399. Nasdaq surged 51 points to 3914.
On the upside
Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) reported lower third quarter earnings but revenue surged and the electronic health record services provider added a record number of physicians to its cloud based services.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) reported higher third quarter earnings as revenue rose.
On the downside
The Food and Drug Administration rejected the New Drug Application for pSivida's (Nasdaq: PSDV) Iluvien.
J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) will open on Thanksgiving evening at 8pm for the start of the holiday shopping season.
A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote that Opko Health (Nasdaq: OPK) was worth very little.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 11 points to 1744.