Tenth Straight Day Of Record Close For Dow

The Dow set a record close for the tenth day in a row by climbing 83 points to 14,539 as jobless claims fell. Nasdaq gained 13 points to 3258.

On the upside

Acquisition rumors lifted shares of CommVault Systems (Nasdaq: CVLT).


Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) widened fourth quarter losses but the energy company announced plans to acquire Ameren's (NYSE: AEE) merchant generation business Ameren Energy Resources.

Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) will raise $96 million through the sale of 4 million American depositary shares at $24 per share.


On the downside


Velti (Nasdaq: VELT) extended its losses after posting an unexpected fourth quarter loss Tuesday after market close and forecasting current quarter results below expectations.


Delcath Systems (Nasdaq: DCTH) disappointed with a loss for the fourth quarter.


U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE: SLCA) priced its public offering of 8.5 million common shares at the discounted price of $22 per share.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index climbed 8 points to 1563.

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