Mixed open even as jobless claims fall

The markets opened mixed with the Dow falling 45 points to 17,984 as crude oil continued to fall while jobless claims tumbled. Nasdaq gained 14 points to 4,920.

On the upside

CollabRx (Nasdaq: CLRX) regained Nasdaq compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price.

Ascent Solar Technologies (Nasdaq: ASTI) reported preliminary fourth quarter revenue that surged fourfold from the prior year.

Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) reported higher fourth quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations.

On the downside

Castlight Health (NYSE: CSLT) reported a loss for the fourth quarter and forecast current quarter and full year revenue that fell short of expectations.

iPass (Nasdaq: IPAS) reported a loss for the fourth quarter and concluded its strategic alternatives review with the decision to remain an independent company. The company also appointed Gary Griffiths to the position of chief executive officer and Patricia Hume to the newly created position of chief commercial officer

Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE) reported a wider than expected loss for the fourth quarter.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 8 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 2097. Bitcoin added $2 to $236.
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