Markets Extend Gains At Midday

The markets extended its gains during the midday with the Dow soaring 106 points to 16,463 as jobless claims dropped. Nasdaq rose 11 points to 4167.

On the upside

Shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) continued rising.

FreeSeas (Nasdaq: FREE) extended its gains after regaining Nasdaq listing compliance last week.

InfoSonics (Nasdaq: SPCB) must appeal its Nasdaq delisting notice today.


On the downside


BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) co-founder Michael Lazaridis sold approximately $26.5 million worth of company stock.

Investors locked in profits on Textura (NYSE: TXTR).

Profit taking weighed down shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SUPN).

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 rose 7 points to 1840. Bitcoin held steady at $684.90.

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