MARKET PULSE-Apple, Epoch, LifeVantage, Vera Bradley, MGM Resorts

Thu Dec 6, 2012 1:28pm EST
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Dec 6 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:

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U.S. stocks managed slight gains by midday as Broadcom's upbeat guidance and a turnaround in Apple shares helped lift technology stocks, while investors monitored news from Washington for signs of progress on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.06 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.12 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.47 percent.

** APPLE INC, $547.42, up 2 pct (1235 ET)

Apple erased initial losses of as much as 3.7 percent at the open, which briefly brought the market capitalization of the world's largest publicly traded company below $500 billion. By midday, Apple's stock was up, a day after its worst drop in four years.   Continued...