MARKET PULSE-Vodafone, Verizon, Facebook, Guess, Stemline, Perceptron
Aug 29 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
WALL ST EDGES LOWER AFTER DATA; SYRIA EYED
Stocks edged lower at the open as traders awaited developments in Syria, and as stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data lent weight to the possibility of a wind-down soon in the Federal Reserve's stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.03 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.08 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.12 percent.
** VODAFONE GROUP PLC, $31.84, up 8.2 pct (9:59 a.m. ET)
** VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC, $48.07, up 3.2 pct
Vodafone said on Thursday it was in talks with Verizon to sell its 45 percent stake in their U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless for what a Bloomberg report said would be about $130 billion. Continued...