BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Gilead, Spectrum Pharma, Petrobras

Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:55am EST
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.36 percent at 18,094.68, the S&P 500 was up 0.45 percent at 2,091.27 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.40 percent at 4,792.52.

** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, $6.23, +4.36 pct

** AGNICO EAGLE MINE LTD, $24.47, +3.47 pct

** SILVER WHEATON CORP, $20.41, +2.31 pct

** BARRICK GOLD CORP, $10.64, +3.20 pct

** SILVER STANDARD RESOURCES INC, $4.9501, +6.23 pct

Gold gained in thin post-Christmas trading as dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies.

Spot gold rose as much as 2.2 percent to $1,199 an ounce by 07:20 ET, while silver prices rose 3.8 percent to $16.30 an ounce.   Continued...