U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Aphria, OPKO Health, Quantum Corp

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U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with gains in defensive sectors including consumer staples and real estate helping extend a two-day rally, although weakness in technology companies capped gains.

At 10:13 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.05 percent at 23,150.65. The S&P 500 was up 0.14 percent at 2,492.28 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.09 percent at 6,585.324.

The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:

** Coty Inc, up 4.3 pct

** General Electric Co, up 4.1 pct

** Dish Network Corp, up 2.6 pct

The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:

** Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, down 2.7 pct

** Diamondback Energy Inc, down 2.7 pct

** Twitter Inc, down 1.9 pct

The top NYSE percentage gainers:

** Maiden Holdings, Ltd, up 13 pct

** BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, up 10.7 pct

The top NYSE percentage losers:

** X Financial, down 6.7 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:

** OPKO Health Inc, up 32.7 pct

** Ability Inc, up 27.1 pct

** Sphere 3D Corp, up 23.7 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:

** Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co, down 18.5 pct

** American River Bankshares, down 18 pct

** Borqs Technologies Inc, down 17.1 pct

** Aphria Inc: up 10.2 pct

Aphria says Green Growth's proposed hostile bid undervalues company

Jumps on Green Growth's bid plan, but trades below offer price

** Ability Inc: up 27.1 pct

Surges as founders repay loan in exchange for equity

** OPKO Health Inc: up 32.7 pct

Jumps on settling SEC's charges

** Wingstop Inc: up 4.7 pct

Gains as Wedbush upgrades to "outperform"

** Quantum Corp: up 30.0 pct

Quantum Corp surges on $210 mln credit facility

** First Republic Bank: up 5.7 pct

Rises as company set to join S&P 500

** VMware Inc: up 1.1 pct

Edges higher ahead of Dell's trading debut

** Tesla Inc: up 1.1 pct

Tesla names Larry Ellison, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to board

Gains as co names two independent directors

** Philip Morris International Inc: up 2.8 pct

Recent declines overdone, now a buying opportunity - Piper Jaffray

** ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc: up 10.2 pct

Rises on move to sell cable TV segment

The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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