Midday Movers: HRB, HIG & More

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Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

Market momentum continued to be to the upside, with the Dow and S&P 500 on track to close higher for a sixth-straight day.

H&R Block was the best performer on the S&P 500 after the tax preparer reported plans to cut costs following a less-than-stellar quarter.

Hartford Financial Services and MetLife also posted strong gains on the S&P.

Facebook was lower a day after the company unveiled changes to its signature news feed.

Sears on track for double-digit gains this week. Chairman & CEO Eddie Lampert purchased 1.24 million additional shares in the company according to an SEC filing earlier this week.

And to the mattresses: Upstart Tempur-Pedic was higher on news that the FTC has cleared the way for its acquisition of mattress maker Sealy.

—By CNBC's Lori Spechler

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