An upward revision of the nation's GDP lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow climbing 44 to 17,873. Nasdaq gained 31 points to 4,933.

On the upside

SunOpta (Nasdaq: STKL) will evaluate Tourbillon Capital Partners' suggestion that the company sell itself.

ChemoCentryx (Nasdaq: CCXI) selected Ernst & Young as its independent registered public accounting firm and elected to directors to its board.
 
Bargain hunters lifted shares of Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS).

On the downside

Investors locked in profits on Flexion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FLXN).

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) dropped after Axiom Capital said iron ore supplies are expected to continue growing.

Falling gold prices weighed down shares of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX).
 
In the broad market, advancing issued outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 8 points to 2,099. Bitcoin soared $19 to $469.

Markets rise at midday

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The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow gaining 40 to 17,868. Nasdaq climbed 26 points to 4,928.

On the upside

Caleres (NYSE: CAL) reported lower first quarter earnings and revenue but the stock price rose.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) will pay a premium of approximately $4.2 billion to acquire FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC).
 
Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) reported higher first quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations and lifted its full year earnings outlook.

On the downside

Uni-Pixel (Nasdaq: UNXL) priced its public offering of 5.35 million common stock at the discounted price of $1.50 per share.

Investors locked in profits on Minerva Neurosciences (Nasdaq: NERV).

GameStop (NYSE: GME) reported lower first quarter earnings and revenue and forecast current quarter earnings below estimates.
 
In the broad market, advancing issued outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 gained 6 points to 2,096. Bitcoin soared $20 to $470.
The nation's economy expanded at a greater than expected rate in the first quarter to lift the markets to a higher open with the Dow rising 30 to 17,858. Nasdaq gained 18 points to 4,920.

On the upside

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has engaged in discussions with Citigroup to possibly buy its loans.

Shares of Relypsa (Nasdaq: RLYP) surged after the Food and Drug Administration rejected rival AstraZeneca's (NYSE: AZN) potassium lowering drug ZS-9.
 
Deutsche Bank upgraded Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) from a Hold rating to a Buy rating.

On the downside

Discussions for Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology to acquire Terex (NYSE: TEX) have ended.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) widened losses for the third quarter prompting downgrades.

Hercules Offshore (Nasdaq: HERO) filed for bankruptcy protection.
 
In the broad market, advancing issued outpaced decliners by a margin of 3 to 2 on the NYSE while and by more than 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 rose 4 points to 2,094. Bitcoin soared $21 to $472.
The markets closed mixed with the Dow losing 23 to 17,827 even as jobless claims dropped and durable goods orders surged. Nasdaq added 6 points to 4,901.

On the upside

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX) and Siliconware Precision Industries (Nasdaq: SPIL) will establish a holding company.

Copart (Nasdaq: CPRT) reported higher third quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations.
 
Genesco (NYSE: GCO) reported higher first quarter earnings that surpassed analyst expectations by a wide margin.

On the downside

Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) fell to a greater than expected loss for the fourth quarter as revenue dropped.

Renewable Energy Group (Nasdaq: REGI) will offer $125 million in convertible senior notes.

First quarter earnings for Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) missed expectations.
 
In the broad market, advancing issued outpaced decliners by a slim margin of 10 to 9 on the NYSE while decliners edged out advancers by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 2,090. Bitcoin added $1 to $450.

Markets slip at midday

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The markets turned negative during the midday with the Dow losing 24 to 17,827 as crude oil prices slipped. Nasdaq eased a point to 4,893.

On the upside

Flexion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FLXN) received positive guidance from the Food and Drug Administration on its New Drug Application submission for Zilretta.

Gogo (Nasdaq: GOGO) received a proposal to provide connectivity service to a major airline.
 
Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY) climbed for the fifth day in a row.

On the downside

Tidewater (NYSE: TDW) widened fourth quarter losses more than expected as revenue plunged.

Paragon Shipping (Nasdaq: PRGN) received a notice of non-compliance from Nasdaq.

OvaScience (Nasdaq: OVAS) priced its public offering of 7.15 million common shares at the discounted price of $7.00 per share.
 
In the broad market, declining issues barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on the NYSE while decliners outpaced advancers by more than 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 2,088. Bitcoin added $3 to $451.
Pending home sales climbed more than expected in April but the markets opened flat with the Dow easing a fraction to 17,850 over concerns that a strong economy will prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Nasdaq added 4 points to 4,898.

On the upside

Minerva Neurosciences (Nasdaq: NERV) reported positive results from a Phase IIb trial of MIN-101 to treat patients with negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

First quarter earnings surged for Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR) to beat expectations.
 
Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) reported better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.

On the downside

Ionis Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: IONS) partner GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) will not initiate a Phase 3 outcome study of IONIS-TTR.

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) widened losses for the first quarter.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) reported a greater than expected loss for the first quarter as sales fell to miss estimates.
 
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 eased a point to 2,089. Bitcoin added $3 to $451.
Crude oil prices rose for the second day in a row to lift the markets to a sharply higher close with the Dow soaring 145 points to 17,851. Nasdaq climbed 33 points to 4,894.

On the upside

Shares of Opexa Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OPXA) surged for the second day.

Imperial Capital downgraded Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE: BCEI) from an In-Line rating to an Underperform rating but the stock price climbed as crude oil prices rose.
 
Pacific Ethanol (Nasdaq: PEIX) will participate in the 13th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on June 1, 2016.

On the downside

Williams Cos. (NYSE: WMB) sued Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) to prevent Energy Transfer from abandoning its proposed acquisition of Williams Cos.

The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation into Alibaba Group's (NYSE: BABA) accounting practices.

Profit taking continued to weigh down shares of 21Vianet Group (Nasdaq: VNET).
 
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 14 points to 2,090. Bitcoin added $2 to $448.
Advancing crude oil prices sent the markets soaring during the midday with the Dow surging 144 points to 17,850. Nasdaq climbed 30 points to 4,891.

On the upside

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) reported a smaller than expected loss for the first quarter as revenue rose.

Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) impressed with sharply higher third quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed expectations by a wide margin and forecast current quarter results above estimates.
 
Rising crude oil prices lifted shares of Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL).

On the downside

TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) priced its offering of convertible senior notes.

Spherix (Nasdaq: SPEX) will explore opportunities outside of the patent monetization space.

DeVry (NYSE: DV) subsidiary Becker Professional Education will acquire Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists for $330 million.
 
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 13 points to 2,089. Bitcoin added $2 to $448.
The markets opened sharply higher with the Dow soaring 166 points to 17,872 as crude oil prices continued to climb. Nasdaq gained 32 points to 4,893.

On the upside

The Food and Drug Administration delayed ruling on Sarepta Therapeutics' (Nasdaq: SRPT) Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment eteplirsen.

Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) will merge with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's (NYSE: HPE) Enterprise Services business.
 
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for Cellectar Biosciences' (Nasdaq: CLRB) phospholipid ether-paclitaxel conjugate CLR 1603.

On the downside

First quarter earnings and revenue for Express (NYSE: EXPR) fell short of expectations and the apparel retailer forecast current quarter results below estimates.

The Wall Street Journal reported that CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE: CBL) was being investigated by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting fraud.

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings (Nasdaq: SPWH) reported first quarter revenue that missed expectations and forecast current quarter revenue below estimates.
 
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 2,093. Bitcoin rose $3 to $449.
Upbeat housing data along with rising crude oil prices sent the markets soaring to a sharply higher close with the Dow rocketing 213 points to 17,706. Nasdaq surged 95 points to 4,861.

On the upside

Bargain hunters lifted shares of Everi Holdings (NYSE: EVRI).

Rising crude oil prices lifted shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK).
 
Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) shared a video case study of their successful partnership using AdMob's mobile native ad offering.

On the downside

Falling gold price weighed down shares of Alamos Gold (NYSE: AGI), Harmony Gold (NYSE: HMY) and Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC).

Shares of Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) dropped as silver prices retreated.

MoffettNathanson downgraded Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) from a Neutral rating to a Sell rating.
 
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 surged 28 points to 2,076. Bitcoin rose $2 to $445.

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