BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Micron Tech, Alarm.com, Zoetis
(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 mixed in afternoon trading on Friday as better-than-expected consumer confidence data brought some relief to investors concerned about a possible debt default by Greece. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.22 percent at 17,929.13, the S&P 500 was down 0.18 percent at 2,098.56 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.84 percent at 5,069.379.
** NIKE INC, $109.52, +4.09 pct
The world's largest footwear maker reported a better-than-expected profit for the eighth quarter in a row as it sold more high-margin shoes and apparel at higher prices, and posted a surprise rise in growth of "futures orders".
At least 11 brokerages raised price targets after the company also raised its full-year currency-neutral sales forecast.
** TENET HEALTHCARE CORP, $57.56, +2.40 pct
** COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC, $64.64, +3.51 pct
** HCA HOLDINGS INC, $92.02, +1.43 pct
** UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES INC, $142.15, +0.97 pct Continued...