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Continued: Stocks move higher as investors wait for Bernanke to bring clarity; home building picks up

  • Article by: CHRISTINA REXRODE , AP Business Writer
  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 4:45 PM

—Fast-food chain Jack in the Box rose after announcing it will close some of the Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants that it owns. Jack in the Box gained $1.82, or 4.9 percent, to $38.81.

—Signet Jewelers, which runs the Kay Jewelers and Jared brands, rose after announcing that it plans to buy back up to $350 million of its own stock. Signet rose $1.94, or 2.9 percent, to $69.91.

—Newfield Exploration was up after a Stifel Nicolaus analyst boosted the stock to "Buy" from "Hold." Shares of the oil and natural gas company rose 93 cents, or 4 percent, to $23.94.

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