MARKET PULSE-Tesla Motors, CytRx, Kroger, Ixia, Intuitive Surgical
July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:
WALL ST OPENS HIGHER ON EARNINGS OPTIMISM
U.S. stocks rose at the open, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after Alcoa's earnings caused moderate optimism at the start of the earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.47 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.57 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.39 percent.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, $18.26, up 3.39 pct (0945 ET)
The company's CEO William Lynch resigned on Monday, an acknowledgement that its digital division Nook has failed to compete successfully in the e-reader and tablet markets and possibly presaging a further shake-up in the company.