Increasing stimulus measures by the Bank of Japan sent the markets soaring to a sharply higher close with the Dow rocketing 195 points to 17,390. Nasdaq jumped 64 points to 4,630.

On the upside

YRC Worldwide (Nasdaq: YRCW) swung to a greater than expected profit for the third quarter prompting an upgrade.

Mercadolibre (Nasdaq: MELI) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analyst expectations. 

Brightcove (Nasdaq: BCOV) reported a narrower than expected loss for the third quarter.

On the downside

Audience (Nasdaq: ADNC) widened third quarter losses and forecast current quarter results below estimates.

Moneygram International (Nasdaq: MGI) fell to a larger than expected loss for the third quarter.

Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq: EPAY) reported a loss for the first quarter.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 soared 23 points to 2018. Bitcoin fell $10 to $337.
The markets traded higher during the midday with the Dow jumping 167 points to 17,363 after the Bank of Japan increased its stimulus plan. Nasdaq leaped 58 points to 4,625.

On the upside

Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) widened losses for the third quarter but the results were better than expected.

Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) widened third quarter losses but revenue surged. 

Imperva (NYSE: IMPV) widened losses for the third quarter but the results were better than expected.

On the downside

Falling gold prices weighed down shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC).

Investors locked in profits on Clean Diesel Technologies (Nasdaq: CDTI).

Tempur Sealy International (NYSE: TPX) reported lower third quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 17 points to 2012. Bitcoin fell $10 to $337.
The Bank of Japan will increase its stimulus plan sending the markets soaring to a sharply higher open with the Dow leaping 162 points to 17,357. Nasdaq jumped 61 points to 4,627.

On the upside

Third quarter earnings slipped for WisdomTree Investments (Nasdaq: WETF) but revenue rose to top analyst estimates.

GoPro (Nasdaq: GPRO) swung to a greater than expected profit for the third quarter as revenue surged. 

Spansion (NYSE: CODE) narrowed losses for the third quarter as revenue climbed.

On the downside

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AEGR) narrowed losses for the third quarter but revenue fell short of expectations and the company lowered its full year revenue outlook.

Trimble Navigation (Nasdaq: TRMB) disappointed with sharply lower third quarter earnings that missed analyst estimated and forecast current quarter results below expectations.

Third quarter earnings plunged for Regional Management (NYSE: RM) prompting downgrades.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 17 points to 2012. Bitcoin lost $9 to $339.

Markets soar on strong economic data

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Strong economic data sent the markets soaring to a sharply higher close with the Dow rocketing 221 points to 17,195. Nasdaq gained 16 points to 4,566.

On the upside

First quarter earnings surged for Vistaprint (Nasdaq: VPRT) to surpass analyst expectations by a wide margin.

Inteliquent (Nasdaq: IQNT) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimates. 

Fleetmatics Group (NYSE: FLTX) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations.

On the downside

Nika Gas Storage Partners (NYSE: NKA) widened second quarter losses more than expected as revenue plunged.

Shares of Fifth Street Asset Management (Nasdaq: FSAM) plummeted on its first trading day.

Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) fell to a loss for the third quarter.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 12 points to 1994. Bitcoin rose $11 to $347.
The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow soaring 158 points to 17,133 as the nation's trade deficit narrowed. Nasdaq added 5 points to 4,554.

On the upside

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services granted transitional pass-through status to Omeros (Nasdaq: OMER) for its Omidria.

Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) reported sharply higher second quarter earnings that more than tripled to top analyst estimates. 

Calix (NYSE: CALX) fell to a loss for the third quarter but the results were better than expected.

On the downside

Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) fell to a greater than expected loss for the third quarter.

Accuray (Nasdaq: ARAY) widened first quarter losses more than expected.

Parexel International (Nasdaq: PRXL) reported higher first quarter earnings but revenue missed expectations prompting a downgrade.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 7 to 5 on the NYSE and by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 gained 7 points to 1989. Bitcoin slipped $2 to $334.

Mixed open over GDP

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The markets opened mixed with the Dow climbing 92 points to 17,066 while Nasdaq lost 16 points to 4,532 as the nation's gross domestic product expanded at a 3.5% rate in the third quarter. The pace was lower than the 4.6% growth rate in the second quarter.

On the upside

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) narrowed losses for the third quarter.

The Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to Clean Diesel Technologies (Nasdaq: CDTI) for the company's Spinel(TM) clean emissions exhaust technology that would be significantly cheaper than current technology. 

Lakeland Industries (Nasdaq: LAKE) increased production of its ChemMAX and MicroMAX protective suits and will continue to add production capacity.

On the downside

Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) swung to a profit for the third quarter but the company forecast current quarter results below estimates.

Ceragon Networks (Nasdaq: CRNT) reported a greater than expected loss for the third quarter.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PCRX) reported a loss for the third quarter.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 eased a point to 1980. Bitcoin slipped $2 to $334.

Lower close as Fed ends QE

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The markets closed lower with the Dow losing 31 points to 16,974 after the Federal Reserve ended its bond buying program. Nasdaq fell 15 points to 4,549.

On the upside

Radcom (Nasdaq: RDCM) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the third quarter as revenue soared.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue. 

Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) swung to a greater than expected profit for the third quarter prompting an upgrade.

On the downside

Barrett Business Services (Nasdaq: BBSI) fell to a loss for the third quarter.

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings and revenue but the company forecast disappointing fourth quarter results and warned of higher expenses in 2015.

Compass Point downgraded AmTrust Financial Services (Nasdaq: AFSI) from a Buy rating to a Neutral rating.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 1982. Bitcoin held steady at $336.

Mixed earnings weighs down markets

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Mixed corporate earnings news weighed the markets down during the midday with the Dow slipping 9 points to 16,995. Nasdaq fell 23 points to 4,540.

On the upside

Shares of Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) surged on its first trading day.

ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) reported higher third quarter earnings that surpassed analyst expectations prompting the company to lift its full year guidance. 

Third quarter earnings fell for MCG Capital (Nasdaq: MCGC) but the company announced plans to repurchase up to $75 million of its common stock.

On the downside

Applied Micro Circuits (Nasdaq: AMCC) narrowed losses for the second quarter but the results fell short of analyst expectations.

An Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket exploded after lifting off last night in Virginia.

Wabash National (NYSE: WNC) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue but the results missed estimates.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 10 to 9 on the NYSE and by 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 eased a point to 1983. Bitcoin lost 13 points to $338.

Mixed open ahead of Fed statement

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The markets opened mixed with the Dow gaining 37 points to 17,042 while Nasdaq lost 15 points to 4,548 as investors awaited a statement from the Federal Reserve.

On the upside

Fiat Chrysler Automotive (NYSE: FCAU) will spin off Ferrari into a separate publicly traded company and will issue a convertible bond for $2.5 billion.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (Nasdaq: GT) reported lower third quarter earnings but the results were better than expected. 

Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) reported sharply higher third quarter earnings as revenue climbed.

On the downside

American Realty Capital Properties (Nasdaq: ARCP) overstated its adjusted funds from operations in its financial reports from March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014.

InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) fell to an unexpected loss for the second quarter even as revenue rose.

Xoom (Nasdaq: XOOM) reported sharply lower third quarter earnings even as revenue rose.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 rose 3 points to 1988. Bitcoin lost 12 points to $339.

Upbeat data sends markets soaring

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Upbeat earnings and strong gains in consumer confidence sent the markets soaring to a sharply higher close with the Dow surging 187 points to 17,005. Nasdaq leaped 78 points to 4,564.

On the upside

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) selected Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) to provide networking solutions for the ConnectED Initiative.

Medicines Company (Nasdaq: MDCO) won its patent infringement suit against Mylan. 

Tornier (Nasdaq: TRNX) will merge with Wright Medical Group (Nasdaq: WMGI) in an all stock deal valued at approximately $3.3 billion.

On the downside

Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the third quarter but the results fell short of analyst expectations.

Investors locked in profits on Cyber-Ark Software (Nasdaq: CYBR).

Medidata Solutions (Nasdaq: MDSO) reported sharply lower third quarter earnings even as revenue rose and lowered its full year outlook.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 soared 23 points to 1985. Bitcoin added 2 points to $353.
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