Recovering gold prices sent the markets soaring to a sharply higher close with the Dow jumping 157 points to 4,756. Nasdaq leaped 48 points to 3264.
On the upside
Bargain hunters lifted shares of Himax Technologies (Nasdaq: HIMX), whose stock price fell last week on a negative Seeking Alpha article.
Deutsche Bank upgraded Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) to a Buy rating.
Atlantic Power (NYSE: AT) declared a monthly dividend for April 2013 of C$0.03333 payable on May 31, 2013 to shareholders of record April 30, 2013.
On the downside
Keynote (Nasdaq: KEYN) warned that second quarter earnings and revenue would fall short of expectations.
Jacksonville Bancorp (Nasdaq: JAXB) stock plummeted on no news.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index surged 22 points to 1574.
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