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Midday Movers: BCOR, AMD, AIG & More

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

Record highs on two of the three major indices today on a stronger than expected jobs report for April.

S&P 500 broke above the 1600 level for the first time ever. And the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 15,000 level for the first time ever.

Nasdaq 100 was up to more than a 12-year high. And the Russell 2000 small-cap index also hit a record high.


Blucora was the biggest gainer on the Russell after the online tax preparer posted better-than-expected earnings and handed in a positive forecast.

What's leading the S&P 500 on this record day? Advanced Micro Devices surged to lead the index's gainers and is up about 40 percent over the past week. The global semiconductor company, the target of positive rumors, is also the best performer in the S&P 500 semiconductor sector year-to-date.

Stocks at 52-week highs include AIG after the insurance company posted better-than-expected earnings and a loss ratio that fell to 97.3 versus 102.1 a year ago.

TJX Companies and Costco were among stocks hitting new historic highs.

Credit-card companies also surged to historic highs including American Express and Master Card.

What's not working today?

Bed, Bath & Beyond fell after Oppenheimer cut its rating on the home goods retailer to "perform" from "outperform."

And Facebook fell more than 1 percent.

(Read More: See CNBC's Market Insider Blog)

—By CNBC's Lori Spechler

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