BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Twitter, Wal-Mart, Alnylam, Coupa
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Wall Street was slightly lower on Thursday as healthcare stocks slipped, while strong economic data raised the prospects of tighter monetary policy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.05 percent at 18,271.14, the S&P 500 was up 0.08 percent at 2,161.35 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.10 percent at 5,310.61.
** TWITTER INC, $19.67, -20.91 pct
Alphabet Inc's Google does not "currently" plan to make a bid for the company, technology website Recode reported. Walt Disney Co has also decided not to move forward with a bid, while Apple Inc is unlikely to be a suitor, Recode reported, citing sources.
** WAL-MART STORES INC, $70, -2.33 pct
The world's largest retailer tempered its profit forecast for the next two fiscal years due to investments in its online business and said store openings would slow.
** ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $37.609, -46.50 pct Continued...