Markets trade in positive territory

The markets traded in positive territory during the midday with the Dow gaining 36 points to 17,537 as investors await the Federal Reserve's rate decision. Nasdaq rose 9 points to 4,779.

On the upside

Shares of Cellectar Biosciences (Nasdaq: CLRB) continued climbing.

C-III Capital Partners will pay a premium of approximately $207 million in cash to buy Resource America (Nasdaq: REXI).

Shanda Group acquired an 11.7% stake in LendingClub (NYSE: LC).

On the downside

KLX (Nasdaq: KLXI) disappointed with lower first quarter earnings and revenue.

Tribune Publishing (NYSE: TPUB) rejected Gannett's increased acquisition offer and accepted a $70.5 million investment from Nant Capital.

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam (Nasdaq: CSTE) chief executive Yos Shiran resigned.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 2,052. Bitcoin gained $4 to $443.
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