NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks were rising midday Monday after
Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks on the
pointed to the possible need for more stimulus funding.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 133.58 points to 13,214.31. Leading the Dow higher were
Shares of JPMorgan rose 1.82% to $45.98. The bank is on track to top the
gives JPMorgan a B+ grade with a buy rating and a
Pfizer shares rose 1.83% to $22.22. The drug company's oncology division will present information about some of its clinical and preclinical studies at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting at the end of March.
Pfizer gets an A- grade from
with a buy rating and a
Shares of Exxon rose 1.8% to $87.09.
gives Exxon Mobil a B+ grade with a buy rating and
The Dow stocks posting declines midday Monday were
Procter & Gamble
. Both were down less than 1%.
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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