MARKET PULSE-Alcoa, Chevron, Wal-Mart, Google, Amazon, BP, MasterCard
Wall Street dropped at the open on Friday and was set for its first monthly decline since August, hurt by weaker-than-expected inflation data in the euro zone and ongoing concerns about turbulence in emerging markets. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 1.40 percent at 15,626.74, the S&P 500 was down 1.03 percent at 1,775.66 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.96 percent at 4,083.451.
** ALCOA INC, $11.59, -3.01 pct
Vice President Olivier Jarrault sold 175,031 shares of the largest U.S. aluminum producer at an average price of $10.57, according to a regulatory filing, an 11.5 percent discount to the stock's Thursday close.
** CHEVRON CORP, $111.58, -4.18 pct
The second-largest U.S. oil company said its fourth-quarter profit dropped 32 percent as refining margins and production fell around the world.