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

Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:30am 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 0.52 percent at 16,909, S&P 500 futures were up 0.74 percent at 1,998.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.83 percent at 4,362.25.

** TRANSITION THERAPEUTICS INC, Wednesday close $1.93, +15.03 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, -1.25 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.

** CITIGROUP INC, Wednesday close $50.72, +2.92 pct premarket

The third biggest U.S. bank by assets reported a 51 percent rise in quarterly profit as a fall in operating, legal and repositioning costs more than made up for lower revenue.   Continued...