Wall Street ended with modest gains with the Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the charge on strength in the financials sector. The blue-chip index remains on track for a monthly loss, though, its first since the election. Lululemon ( LULU) was one of the worst performers on markets after guiding for a disappointing first quarter, leading analysts to pile on the downgrades. Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each cut their rating on the stock. Extreme Networks ( EXTR) surged after partnering with Broadcom ( AVGO) to acquire Brocade's ( BRCD) data center networking business. The all-cash deal was worth $55 million. ConocoPhillips ( COP) led the energy sector after securing a deal to sell its interest in oil sands assets to Cenovus Energy ( CVE) . Cowen analysts said the "unexpected big deal" would be viewed positively by shareholders.