BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Bank Of America, Shire, Intel, Carnival
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U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Wednesday ahead of a slew of data and corporate earnings, after the S&P 500 eked a tiny gain at the close a day earlier following three sessions of declines spurred by worries over the global economy. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were down 0.68 percent at 16,144, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.88 percent at 1,858.25 and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.77 percent at 3,782.5.
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, Tuesday close $16.52, +0.73 pct premarket
The No. 2 U.S. bank by assets reported a small quarterly loss applicable to common shareholders on Wednesday, largely due its record $16.65 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government in August.
** SHIRE PLC, Tuesday close $244.57, -25.87 pct premarket
** ABBVIE INC, Tuesday close $54.13, -3.93 pct premarket
** ASTRAZENECA, Tuesday close $69.81, -2.59 pct premarket Continued...