Stocks gained after stronger-than-expected news about the health of the manufacturing and construction sectors.
The market rose at the outset after news U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 50 points after ending April at multi-year highs.
Among Dow components, Alcoa , IBMand Bank of America gained, while Microsoftfell.
Here are six stocks that are on the move:
International Coal Group
The coal company's stock surged Monday morning, after Arch Coal agreed to acquire them in an all-cash deal for $3.4 billion.
The chemical company's stock, which was at the center of the David Sokol incident, was downgraded to hold from buy at Jeffries.
Liberty Media Interactive
The Englewood, Colo. based-company, which markets and sells consumer producers on televised shopping programs on QVC and on its websites, was added to the top picks list at Citi.
The solar company was downgraded to hold from buy at Needham.
The data warehousing company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at William Blair.
The real estate investment trust was downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS.
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