Shares of beaten down dry cargo shipping company DryShips(DRYS) soard 25% to $1.59 per share with rising Baltic Dry Index and new asset purchase to diversify out of shipping. In the biotech sector shares of Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) surged 21.02% to $34.25 per share as Novo Nordisk is interested in buying the company.

From the retail side, shares of children's specialty clothing comapny The Children's Place (PLCE) jumped 18.27% to $118.15 as the company's 4th quarter profit top estimats. Another company with strong earning report was tax preparation services provider H & R Block(HRB) with shares rising 14.88% to $23.94 on strong 4th quarter result