BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Transition Therapeutics, Valeant, Netflix

Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:40am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday as investors await key economic data and earnings reports. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.43 percent at 16,894, S&P 500 futures were up 0.60 percent at 1,996 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.76 percent at 4,359.5.

** TRANSITION THERAPEUTICS INC, Wednesday close $1.93, +27.46 pct premarket

The drug developer said its experimental drug reduced severe agitation and aggression in Alzheimer's patients, citing data from a large study.

** UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC, Wednesday close $122.07, +0.31 pct premarket

The largest U.S. health insurer reported a better-than-expected profit in the third quarter, helped by higher revenue from its Optum pharmacy management business and new enrollments.

** WAL-MART STORES INC, Wednesday close $60.03, -0.98 pct premarket

The world's biggest retailer warned on Wednesday that higher wages as well as spending on e-commerce and lower prices would cut earnings per share as much as 12 percent next fiscal year.   Continued...