MARKET PULSE-Primus telecommunications, Verizon, Morgan Stanley
April 18 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
WALL ST SLIDES FURTHER, UPTREND IN PERIL
Stocks fell after data showed signs of slower growth ahead for the U.S. economy, with traders zoning in on technicals to anticipate the market's next move. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 52.19 points or 0.36 percent, to 14,566.40, the S&P 500 lost 6.82 points or 0.44 percent, to 1,545.19 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.03 points or 0.81 percent, to 3,178.64.
** VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC, $51.28, up 3.5 pct (1339 ET)
The telephone company reported a higher-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by strength in its wireless business.