BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Alon Blue, LendingTree, Freeport-McMoRan
(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 rallied strongly on Thursday, with the S&P 500 crossing a key technical level, as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy companies. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.52 percent at 16,396.93, the S&P 500 was up 1.59 percent at 1,920.3 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 1.72 percent at 4,603.991.
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $58.98, +2.86 pct
The biggest U.S. bank by assets reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the final quarter of the year as a tight lid on expenses and a smaller legal bill made up for sluggish revenue growth.
** MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC, $60.43, +0.27 pct
** EXTENDED STAY AMERICA INC, $13.59, -1.74 pct
** HYATT HOTELS CORP, $38.95, -2.36 pct
** BELMOND LTD, $7.94, -3.76 pct Continued...