MARKET PULSE-AT&T, Herbalife, Pfizer, United Online, BioTelemetry

Mon Feb 3, 2014 9:51am EST
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks were down on Monday, as investors looked ahead to data on the manufacturing and housing sectors following the worst month for the Dow and S&P 500 indexes since May 2012. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.32 percent at 15,648.34, the S&P 500 was down 0.33 percent at 1,776.72 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.43 percent at 4,086.03.

** AT&T INC, $32.68, -1.92 pct

** T-MOBILE US INC, $30.56, -0.03 pct

** VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC, $47.16, -1.79 pct

AT&T's plan to cut prices on its large shared data plans is aimed at winning customers in an increasingly fierce competition with rivals such as T-Mobile US and could force larger rival Verizon to offer new discounts, analysts said.

** JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS INC, $54.08, -3.81 pct

** MEN'S WEARHOUSE INC, $45.75, -4.77 pct

Jos. A. Bank rejected on Sunday yet another offer by rival Men's Wearhouse, the latest in a prolonged acquisition battle between the two men's clothing retailers.   Continued...