Markets rise as Greek debt talks continue

The markets turned positive during the midday with the Dow gaining 39 points to 18,025 as talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers continued. Nasdaq rose 8 points to 4,933.

On the upside

inContact (Nasdaq: SAAS) widened losses for the fourth quarter but the results were better than expected.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS) reported higher fourth quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations.

Bargain hunters lifted shares of Castlight Health (NYSE: CSLT).

On the downside

Profit taking sank shares of Genetic Technologies (Nasdaq: GENE).

TrueCar (Nasdaq: TRUE) widened losses for the fourth quarter.

Investors locked in profits on Ascent Solar Technologies (Nasdaq: ASTI).

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on the NYSE while decliners edged out advancers by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 2098. Bitcoin added $1 to $240.

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