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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:

Communication Services up 0.03 pct
Consumer Discretionary up 0.23 pct
Consumer Staples up 0.62 pct
Energy down 0.43 pct
Financial up 0.21 pct
Health up 0.37 pct
Industrial up 0.29 pct
Information Technology down 0.15 pct
Materials up 0.06 pct
Real Estate up 0.35 pct
Utilities down 0.08 pct


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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