BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Alphabet, Microsoft, Valeant, GE, Visa

Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:46am 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 were little changed on Friday ahead of a slew of earnings reports by industry bellwethers such as Caterpillar and McDonald's. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.02 percent at 17,896, S&P 500 futures were up 0.11 percent at 2,085 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.08 percent at 4,494.25.

** ALPHABET INC, Thursday close $780, -4.91 pct premarket

Google's parent company missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as it spent more money to build traffic for its mobile advertising services.

** MICROSOFT CORP, Thursday close $55.78, -4.54 pct premarket

The software company reported results that fell short of analysts' expectations, showing its high-profile cloud business cannot quite make up for a slowing personal-computer market.

** VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL INC, Thursday close $33.35, +6.45 pct premarket   Continued...