Rising crude oil prices lifted the markets to a sharply higher close with the Dow surging 182 points to 24,542. Nasdaq soared 73 points to 7339.
On the upside
OPKO Health (Nasdaq: OPK) reported a smaller than expected loss for the first quarter.
ZAGG (Nasdaq: ZAGG) reversed year ago losses to post a greater than expected profit for the first quarter.
Blucora (Nasdaq: BCOR) reported higher first quarter earnings as revenue rose.
On the downside
Cutera (Nasdaq: CUTR) widened losses for the first quarter.
Caesarstone (Nasdaq: CSTE) reported sharply lower first quarter earnings prompting the company to lower its full year forecast.
Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR) widened losses for the third quarter.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 25 points to 2,697. Bitcoin gained $73 to $9,248.