MARKET PULSE-Education stocks, homebuilders, Leading Brands, gold miners

Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:11pm EDT
 
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July 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:

WALL STREET CLIMBS ON BERNANKE COMMENTS

U.S. stocks jumped, putting the S&P 500 within range of an all-time closing high, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke once again said monetary policy will remain "accommodative" for some time. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.86 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index up 0.99 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.11 percent.

** LEADING BRANDS INC, $5.02, up 38.6 pct (1114 ET)

The Canada-based branded beverage company reported a 4 percent increase in first-quarter revenue due to a rise in demand for co-packing services and strong sales of its new Happy Water brand.

** ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC, $4.68, up 25 pct (1113 ET   Continued...