The markets solidified its gains with the Dow rising 97 points to 14,670 while Nasdaq rose 23 points to 3262.
On the upside
Shares of Hertz Global Holdings (Nasdaq: HTZ) rose following a forecast for strong earnings and revenue growth through 2015 due to increasing global demand for car rentals.
Investors snapped up shares of Optimer Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OPTR) after the antibiotic maker revealed that it was weighing a sale of the company.
On the downside
Shares of Uni-Pixel (Nasdaq: UNXL) retreated as investors took profits on the touch screen sensor maker.
iGo (Nasdaq:IGOI) posted a drop in quarterly revenues due to lower sales of its power management products.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 4 to 3 on the NYSE and by 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index added 6 points to 1568.