NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks were rising midday Friday as the eurozone
Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 50.74 points to 13,196.56. Leading the Dow higher were
Shares of Pfizer rose 1.47% to $22.75.
gives Pfizer an A- grade with a buy rating and a
HP shares gained 1.57% to $23.88. The technology company gets a
and hold rating from
The biggest decliner in the index midday Friday was
Bank of America
. Shares dropped 7 cents, or 0.73%, to $9.46.
analyst raised his price target on Bank of America to $9 from $7.50 ahead of the bank's first-quarter earnings on April 19.
gives Bank of America a
and a hold rating.
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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