Higher open on earnings

The markets opened higher with Dow climbing 86 points to 18,110 as investors monitored earnings. Nasdaq gained 33 points to 5,038.

On the upside

InterCloud Systems (Nasdaq: ICLD) launched its Network Functions Virtualization Orchestration platform NFVGrid.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq: CTSH) reported higher first quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimates.

Biocept (Nasdaq: BIOC) launched its c-MET amplification detection test utilizing a blood-based liquid biopsy.

On the downside

Profit taking weighed down share of Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) .

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: KERX) widened first quarter losses more than expected as revenue fell.

Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) disappointed with sharply lower first quarter earnings as revenue fell.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 gained 10 points to 2119. Bitcoin added $1 to $241.

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