The markets closed mixed with the Dow rising 8 points to 13,981 as industrial production edged down while consumer sentiment rose. Nasdaq slipped 6 points to 3192.
On the upside
Shares of Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) rose ahead of its earnings release on Tuesday.
Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) reported lower fourth quarter earnings but the results topped analyst estimates.
Shares of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR) continued rising after reporting narrower fourth quarter losses Wednesday before market open.
On the downside
Shares of Endeavour International (NYSE: END) extended its losses after announcing yesterday that it was exploring strategic options including the possible sale of the company.
Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) priced its secondary public offering of 30 million common shares at the discounted price of $11 per share.
Forest Oil (NYSE: FST) closed the sale of its South Texas properties.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on the NYSE and by 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index eased a point to 1519.