MARKET PULSE-Banks, homebuilders, Santarus, Infinity Pharma
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks extended gain on Friday after a sharp selloff the previous session and following data that showed U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.56 percent, the S&P 500 was up 0.87 percent and the Nasdaq Composite was up 1.37 percent.
** CITI GROUP INC, $49.70, up 2.7 pct
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, $14.19, up 2.8 pct
** WELLS FARGO & CO, $42.56, up 2 pct
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $53.19, up 3 pct
** METLIFE INC, $50.04, up 5.1 pct (11:27 A.M. ET)
** PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC, $87.41, up 4.3 pct
** LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP, $48.92, up 5.9 pct Continued...