MARKET PULSE-Vodafone, Verizon, Facebook, Guess, Stemline, Perceptron

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:14am EDT
 
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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...