December 26, 2013 at 09:43 AM EST
Higher Open On Lower Jobless Claims

A drop in first time applications for unemployment benefits lifted the markets to a higher open with the Dow gaining 65 points to 16,422. Nasdaq rose 11 points to 4167.

On the upside

Shares of DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS) continued rising after taking delivery of a newbuilding drillship on Monday.

Bargain hunters lifted shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD).

SuperCom (Nasdaq: SPCB) completed the acquisition of Smart ID from On Track Innovations (Nasdaq: OTIV).


On the downside


Oramed Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ORMP) will sell 1.58 million common shares through a registered direct offering.

Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE: GDP) successfully fracture stimulated its Huff 18-7H-1 well in Amite County, Mississippi but the stock price fell.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (NYSE: WMC) began trading ex-dividend today.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 5 points to 1838. Bitcoin held steady at $684.90.

Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here