April 30- Roper Industries Inc:. *JP Morgan raises target price to $112 from $108; rating neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
April 30- Roper Industries Inc:. *Barclays raises target price to $130 from $128; rating overweight. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Apple rises, sets groundwork for first-ever debt sale. *Moody's, McGraw-Hill rally after settling lawsuits. NEW YORK, April 29- The S&P 500 index ended at an all-time high on Monday as growth-oriented stocks, including energy and technology, lead the way to the index's sixth rise in the past seven sessions.
NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, extending a recent rally as Italy formed a government and relieved a two-month-long overhang of geopolitical uncertainty from the market.
The S&P 500 is closing out April in positive territory, which would make it the sixth consecutive month of gains.
COMPANIES REPORTING: Q1 2013 Express Scripts Holding Co Q1 2013 The Hartford Q2 2013 Jacobs Q1 2013 Loews Corp. Q1 2013 Masco Q1 2013 Newmont Mining Corp. Q1 2013 Plum Creek Timber Q1 2013 Roper Industries, Inc. MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS: 0900 IT Business Confidence Apr 0900 EZ Business Climate Apr 0900 EZ Economic Sentiment Apr 0900 EZ Industrial Sentiment Apr 0900 EZ Services Sentiment Apr 0900 EZ Consumer Sentiment Apr 1200 DE HICP prelim Apr 1200 DE CPI prelim Apr 1230 US Personal Income Mar 1230 US Personal Cons Mar 1230 US Core PCE Price Mar 1400 US Pending Home sales Mar 2301 GB GfK Consumer Co Apr Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK, April 17- Diversified manufacturer Roper Industries Inc is in advanced talks to buy Managed Health Care Associates, a privately held healthcare services provider, for about $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.