BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Wal-Mart, Roundy's, Vertex, Atlas
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, constrained by Wal-Mart's weak results and as investors took a breather after a rally that took the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 to record closing highs the previous day. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.12 percent at 18,321.1 and the S&P 500 was up 0.04 percent at 2,130.09.
** WAL-MART STORES INC, $76.57, -4.19 pct
The world's largest retailer reported lower-than-expected quarterly U.S. same-store sales growth, saying its customers were using their tax refunds and savings at the pump to pay down debt rather than spend on discretionary items.
** URBAN OUTFITTERS INC, $33.79, -17.02 pct
The company's quarterly sales fell short of market estimates as sales under the Anthropologie brand rose at the slowest pace in 11 quarters.
** ROUNDY'S INC, $3.56, -20.71 pct Continued...