The markets opened mixed with the Dow slipping 11 points to 20,928 as crude oil prices retreated. Nasdaq gained 19 points to 6,066.
On the upside
Medical Transcription Billing (Nasdaq: MTBC) successfully developed Health Information Exchange interfaces for interoperability between its clinical platforms and leading hospitals.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) partnered with Bloomberg to stream a new 24/7 live news service.
Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) announced the general availability of the Cloudera Data Science Workbench, its self-service tool for data scientists.
On the downside
The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. closed First NBC Bank Holding (Nasdaq: FNBC).
The Food and Drug Administration requested additional information from Intra-Cellular Therapies (Nasdaq: ITCI) related to certain nonclinical animal toxicology findings of lumateperone.
Aeterna Zentaris (Nasdaq: AEZS) reported disappointing results from a ZoptEC Phase 3 clinical study of Zoptrex in women with locally advanced, recurrent or metatastic endometrial cancer.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index added 2 points to 2,386. Bitcoin gained $14 to $1344.