The markets traded mixed during the midday with the Dow falling 43 points to 12,486 as French banks prepared for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone. Nasdaq added 3 points to 2842.
On the upside
Stockpickr listed Pacific Biosciences of California (Nasdaq: PACB) as one of seven stocks under $10 that moved higher yesterday.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (Nasdaq: NEPT) narrowed fourth quarter losses as revenue climbed.
Uroplasty (Nasdaq: UPI) narrowed losses for the fourth quarter as revenue rose.
On the downside
The Moscow Arbitration Court issued an injunction order that prohibits VimpelCom (NYSE: VIP) from paying dividends to shareholders.
Profit taking sank shares of Rosetta Genomics (Nasdaq: ROSG).
Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the first quarter but revenue fell short of expectations.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 9 to 7 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added a point to 768.