Stocks gained amid mixed economic news, and as investors focused on a handful of strong earnings reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 50 points after rising 84 points on Thursdayin another session marked by light volume. Intraday, the Dow moved into positive territory for the month, rising above 12,226.34, it's closing level on Feb. 28.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The women's clothing retailer was up almost 20 percent after the company forecast 2011 earnings ahead of expectations.
The retail clothing chain was getting hit after it was downgraded to neutral at Janney Montgomery Scott.
The tobacco company was trading around all-time highs Friday.
The credit card company was hitting new highs Friday, trading at levels not seen since August, 2007.
The tire manufacturer was hitting new highs Friday, up more than 1 percent.
The energy company was bouncing back from a downgrade at Morgan Stanley. The firm reduced exposure after Devon's recent outperformance.
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