The markets closed mixed with the Dow slipping 10 points to 13,268 after the nation's private sector created fewer jobs than expected. Nasdaq rose 9 points to 3059.
On the upside
FormFactor (Nasdaq: FORM) narrowed first quarter losses more than expected.
Synacor (Nasdaq: SYNC) acquired the HTML5 Platform Carbyn.
First quarter earnings for Con-way (NYSE: CNW) more than tripled to surpass analyst expectations by a wide margin.
On the downside
OCZ Technology Group (Nasdaq: OCZ) reported a larger than expected loss for the fourth quarter.
Cavium (Nasdaq: CAVM) forecast second quarter revenue that fell short of expectations.
Endeavour International (NYSE: END) widened first quarter losses more than expected.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 9 to 7 on the NYSE while advancers edged out decliners by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks added 2 points to 818.