The markets closed higher as oil prices retreated and billionaire investor Carl Icahn announced his intentions to oust Yahoo's board. The Dow climbed 94 points to 12,993 while Nasdaq surged 37 points to 2534.
On the upside
Enterra Energy Trust (NYSE: ENT) narrowed first quarter losses as revenue climbed.
Shares of ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) continued to climb after reporting yesterday that first quarter earnings nearly tripled as production increased.
Zoltek Companies (Nasdaq: ZOLT) chief executive Zsolt Rumy reassured investors that all accounting irregularities have been uncovered.
On the downside