MARKET PULSE-Bridgepoint, Microsoft, Leading Brands, gold miners
July 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
BERNANKE COMMENTS SPUR WALL STREET TO STRONG OPEN
U.S. stocks jumped, with each of the major indexes gaining 1 percent, after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank was unlikely to scale back its stimulus measures earlier than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.99 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 1.10 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.13 percent.
** ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC, $4.84, up 28 pct (0932 ET
Rockwell Medical said a late-stage trial of its experimental iron deficiency drug met the main goal of improving hemoglobin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease.
** BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION INC, $15.71, up 24 percent(0952 ET) Continued...