BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Morgan Stanley, Weight Watchers, Genocea

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:30am EDT
 
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U.S. stock index futures were slightly down on Monday after data showed that China's economic growth slipped below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis and Morgan Stanley reported a slump in quarterly profit. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.30 percent at 17,064, S&P 500 futures were down 0.31 percent at 2,019.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.30 percent at 4,421.25.

** MORGAN STANLEY, Friday close $33.95, -5.30 pct premarket

The Wall Street bank's profit slumped for the second straight quarter as investors fled the bond, currency and commodity markets amid uncertainty about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike and concerns about China's cooling economy.

** MICROSEMI CORP, Friday close $37.36

** PMC-SIERRA INC, Friday close $10.24, +12.99 pct premarket

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