MARKET PULSE-Exxon Mobil, Merck, Pfizer, Dell, Audience, Netflix

Fri Feb 1, 2013 10:02am EST
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Feb 1 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Friday:


Stocks opened higher as strong upward revisions to job creation estimates for December and November offset a slight disappointment in the January payroll report. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 98.56 points, or 0.71 percent, to 13,959.14, the S&P 500 gained 8.98 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,507.09 and the Nasdaq Composite added 21.41 points, or 0.68 percent, to 3,163.54.

** MERCK & CO, $42.06, down 2.7 pct (0932 ET)

The No. 2 U.S. drugmaker's quarterly results beat estimates, helped by strong sales of its Januvia diabetes drug and Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer, but the company forecast 2013 profit at the low end of expectations.   Continued...