MARKET PULSE-Cisco, Abercrombie, Aeropostale, Facebook, Staples, AMD
Nov 14 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:
CISCO LEADS WALL STREET HIGHER AT OPEN
U.S. stocks climbed on Wednesday, lifted by strong earnings from technology bellwether Cisco, but equities struggled to hold onto solid gains after a series of weak sessions. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 7.14 points, or 0.06 percent, at 12,763.32. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 2.90 points, or 0.21 percent, at 1,377.43. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 13.32 points, or 0.46 percent, at 2,897.21.
** ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO, $40.43, up 28 pct (0931 ET)
The teen clothing retailer posted higher quarterly profit on Wednesday as the company got help from lower cotton prices and improved demand in international markets, prompting the company to forecast yearly earnings above Wall Street's estimates. Continued...