MARKET PULSE-Barnes & Noble, CytRx, Kroger, Ixia, Intuitive Surgical
July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:
WALL ST CLIMBS ON EARNINGS OPTIMISM
U.S. stocks opened higher in a broad advance, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight climb, after Alcoa's earnings caused moderate optimism at the start of the earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.46 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 0.51 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.24 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.