BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Twitter, Wal-Mart, Coupa, insurers

Thu Oct 6, 2016 1:47pm EDT
 
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Wall Street was little changed on Thursday, a day ahead of a crucial employment report that would show whether the economy is strong enough to absorb an interest rate hike.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.09 percent at 18,263.98, the S&P 500 was up 0.06 percent at 2,161.12 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.13 percent at 5,309.16.

** TWITTER INC, $19.76, -20.55 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, $69.87, -2.51 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.

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