Stocks opened higher Monday, after a highly volatile week, as Wall Street cheered a handful of M&A news and shrugged off a disappointing New York State manufacturing report.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 100 at the open. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also rose sharply at the open.
Here are six stocks that are on the move:
The car manufacturer was upgraded to buy from neutral at Ticonderoga.
The restaurant operator's board approved a $45 million stock buyback program.
The contract drilling company reached a deal to buy Aker Drilling for $1.4 billion.
The iron and steel company was downgraded to hold from buy at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
The personal products maker beat expectations for the fourth quarter but issued a weaker than expected outlook for 2012.
The telecommunications corporation was cut to a sell at Goldman Sachs.
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