MARKET PULSE-Barnes & Noble, 3D Systems, Hertz, Affymax, ITT Education
Feb 25 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:
US STOCKS-WALL ST RALLIES ON GROWTH OPTIMISM
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, suggesting the equity rally was intact as investors grew more confident that the global economy would continue to grow. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 45.78 points, The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 6.90 points and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 16.87 points.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, $14.75, up 9 pct (0931 ET)
Barnes & Noble Inc Chairman Leonard Riggio has told the board he plans to buy the retail assets of the company including Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc and barnesandnoble.com, but excluding the Nook digital reader business.