NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks were rising midday Friday as the eurozone got a boost to its rescue fund. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 50.74 points to 13,196.56. Leading the Dow higher were Pfizer ( PFE) and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ).
Shares of Pfizer rose 1.47% to $22.75. TheStreet Ratings gives Pfizer an A- grade with a buy rating and a $28.52 price target. HP shares gained 1.57% to $23.88. The technology company gets a C+ grade and hold rating from TheStreet Ratings. The biggest decliner in the index midday Friday was Bank of America ( BAC). Shares dropped 7 cents, or 0.73%, to $9.46. A Deutsche Bank 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. TheStreet Ratings gives Bank of America a C- grade and a hold rating. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.