The markets opened higher with the Dow gaining 32 points to 16,536 on the final trading day of 2013. Nasdaq rose 8 points to 4163.
On the upside
Shares of NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ) continued rising.
Bargain hunters snapped up shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR).
Hertz Global (NYSE: HTZ) adopted a shareholder rights plan.
On the downside
Gyrodyne Company of America (Nasdaq: GYRO) paid a special cash dividend yesterday and will pay a dividend in the form of notes on January 31, 2014 to shareholders of record December 31, 2013.
Investors locked in profits on Kandi Technologies (Nasdaq: KNDI).
A Seeking Alpha contributor recommended that investors sell Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 3 points to 1844.