MARKET PULSE-Solar companies, World Acceptance, homebuilders, Dell

Fri Jul 5, 2013 2:43pm EDT
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July 5 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Friday:


U.S. stocks rose in a choppy session after robust jobs data pointed to a strengthening economy, even as it raised the odds that the Fed will begin to cut its stimulus measures as soon as September. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.62 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index up 0.58 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index up 0.60 percent.

** NOVAVAX INC, $2.54, up 8 pct (1336 ET)

The drugmaker's stock gained for the third day after the company said on Wednesday its experimental vaccine for respiratory tract infections exhibited antibody responses in a 220-patient early-stage study. This puts Novavax in a position to create and test an innovative seasonal flu vaccine combination, said MLV & Co, which has a "buy" rating and a target price of $8.50 on the stock.

** WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP, $80.00, down 10 pct (1012 ET)   Continued...