BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-ProQR Therapeutics, Marchex, Foamix
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for more market insights, including options activity, ; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.54 percent at 17,249.81, the S&P 500 was up 0.46 percent at 2,010.75 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.55 percent at 4,587.292.
** APPLE INC, $102.07, +0.48 pct
The company's iPhone 6 received regulatory approval in China for use on domestic frequencies, but still requires one more critical license before it may be sold in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
Separately, Internet news website Daily Dot reported, citing sources, that Apple is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21. Apple plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite, which has undergone a complete visual overhaul, the website said.
** MSCI INC, $48.66, +5.12 pct
The stock market indexes provider declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million. The company said the buyback, which includes a $300 million accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs, and the dividend would return about $1 billion to shareholders by the end of 2016.