MARKET PULSE-Intercept Pharma, Exxon, Google, Macy's, Amag

Thu Jan 9, 2014 12:46pm EST
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U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday, weighed by Exxon Mobil and retailers, as an earlier boost from upbeat labor market data lost steam. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.23 percent at 16,370, S&P 500 futures were down 0.05 percent at 1,831.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.47 percent at 3,548.


The company said an analysis by an independent safety committee showed that its liver disease drug met the main goal of a mid-stage trial.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, $99.76, -0.97 pct

Citigroup cut its rating on the oil company's stock to "neutral" to "buy."