MARKET PULSE-Housing stocks, Avon, Stemcells, Cubic, KVH Industries
Feb 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:
WALL ST EDGES UP AHEAD OF OBAMA SPEECH AS HOUSING GAINS
U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 holding near multi-year highs ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as housing stocks advanced. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47.77 points, or 0.34 percent, to 14,019.01. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 3.95 points, or 0.26 percent, to 1,520.96. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.88 points, or 0.03 percent, to 3,192.88.
** MASCO CORP, $20.39, up 14 pct (1305 ET) Continued...