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Earnings blowouts and FDA approvals were the catalysts behind some of Thursday's most actively traded stocks.
Symantec, the world's biggest security software maker, posted a lower fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' forecasts, sending its shares more than 5% higher in after-hours trading.
Stocks ended mixed on Monday as investors cast a wary eye on rising interest rates ahead of the Fed's two day meeting this week.
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The chief executive of Symantec told CNBC that the planned $830 million acquisition of Altiris will boost the security software maker's long-term sales.
Symantec, a maker of security software, posted a 25% increase in quarterly profit , or earnings of 26 cents a share for its fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 29, unchanged from a year ago and a penny above consensus estimates compiled by Thomson First Call.
The Dow closed at a record for the third straight session and Nasdaq fell slightly as investors bought selectively ahead of earnings reports and on a steep drop in oil.
Shares of Symantec sold off as much as 12% after the software maker warned of disappointing December-quarter results and cut its full-year outlook, blaming weak sales of data center software and higher-than-expected costs.
Top U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems said on Thursday it will buy Web messaging and e-mail security firm IronPort Systems for $830 million to tap growing demand for anti-virus and anti-spam software.
Seventeen initial public offering are scheduled to come to market this week, and analysts think the two to watch are Guidance Software and IPG Photonics.