MARKET PULSE-Chinese solar cos, Markel, Oracle, GM, Oncothyreon, PLX

Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:26am EST
 
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Dec 19 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Wednesday:

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** WALL STREET STEADIES AFTER TWO-DAY RALLY; ORACLE GAINS

U.S. stocks were little changed as investors found scant reason to continue buying following the best two-day rally for the S&P in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.02 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index down 0.04 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index up 0.10 percent.

** ORACLE CORP, $34.00, up 3 pct (0950 ET)

Shares of the world's No. 3 software maker rose to their highest in 19 months after the company forecast strong sales for next year, prompting several brokerages to raise their price targets on the stock.

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