BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Oil, shipping, steel stocks, Northwest Bio
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The Dow and S&P 500 indexes were lower on Monday after a slide in oil prices and a swathe of weak quarterly results led by Morgan Stanley but a recovery in healthcare and biotech stocks pushed the Nasdaq Composite up. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.05 percent at 17,107, S&P 500 futures were down 0.12 percent at 2,023 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.22 percent at 4,444.5.
** MORGAN STANLEY, $32.158, -5.28 pct
The Wall Street bank reported a quarterly profit that fell far short of market expectations, capping a generally downbeat quarter for big U.S. banks after investors fled the bond, currency and commodity markets.
** HALLIBURTON CO, $37.08, -1.93 pct
The world's No.2 oilfield services provider reported a bigger-than-expected 36 percent drop in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak drilling activity and pricing in North America.