Midday movers: BP, Chevron, Qualcomm & more

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Scott Mlyn | CNBC

Take a look at some of Friday midday movers:

Newfield Exploration - The energy exploration company and others including Diamond Offshore Drilling, Pioneer Natural Resources and Denbury Resources rose with oil prices.

Exxon Mobil - The oil giant and Chevron led gains on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Hess and Anadarko Petroleum also rose.

BP - The oil company climbed after a judge's ruling in its favor regarding the Gulf of Mexico spill.

Schlumberger - The provider of oilfield services advanced after posting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

FXCM - The currency broker plunged before trading of its shares was halted. It said it may be in breach of some regulatory capital requirements after its clients were hit with $225 million in losses due to the Swiss franc's massive rally Thursday. Rival Interactive Brokers Group dropped and Gain Capital Holdings rose.

Precision Castparts - The maker of metal components dropped after forecasting lower-than-expected quarterly results.

Charles Schwab - The broker edged lower after reporting fourth-quarter results.

Activision Blizzard - rose after the video-game publisher said it produced the top-selling console game of 2014.

Johnson & Johnson - The pharmaceutical company rose after saying its experimental Ebola vaccine would receive $115 million from Europe to speed development.

Qualcomm - The technology provider fell after being downgraded to hold from buy at Drexel Hamilton.

CBS - The network and Viacom rose after both were upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Stifel Nicolaus.

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