SunPower rises more than 8 percent

San Jose-based SunPower Corp. (SPWR) had risen more than 8.1 percent Friday shortly after the close of the markets, the largest move seen among local stocks tracked by the Examiner.

National Semiconductor Corp. (NSM) meanwhile, rose more than 4.3 percent, while San Mateo-based Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) fell more than 2.3 percent and UnionBanCal Corp. (UB) fell more than 2.1 percent.

The markets gave a mixed performance Friday with the Dow Jones falling 0.04 percent while the Nasdaq rose 0.11 percent and the S&P 500 rose 0.18 percent.

Local companies in the news included SunPower, which reported signing a five-year agreement with Jiawei SolarChina Co. Ltd. for a supply of monocrystalline silicon ingots and silicon wafers.

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