MARKET PULSE-Health Management, Kroger, FedEx, Sodastream

Tue Jul 9, 2013 3:17pm EDT
 
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July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:

WALL ST ON TRACK FOR FOURTH DAY OF GAINS

U.S. stocks rose, carrying the S&P 500 closer to all-time highs and putting it on track for a fourth straight advance as earnings season got under way. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.40 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 0.58 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.40 percent.

** HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES INC, $16.64, up 7 pct (1459 ET)

The hospital operator has attracted takeover interest from Community Health Systems Inc and other rivals, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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