UPDATE: Stocks Mostly Higher 2/26/14
NEW YORK - The stock market has turned higher in late morning trading as investors pick over more earnings reports from retailers and other U.S. companies.
Consumer-focused stocks rose after home retailer Lowe's reported higher earnings.
Lowe's climbed 4 percent after the company reported that its net income rose 6 percent in the most recent quarter as the company benefited from a housing recovery.
Barnes & Noble rose 5 percent after reporting a profit for its third fiscal quarter.
First Solar slumped 11 percent after reporting earnings that fell far short of what analysts were expecting.