MARKET PULSE-Groupon, Envivio, Qualcomm, Mitcham, JC Penney
Sept 5 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
WALL ST OPENS FLAT, ISM DATA DUE
U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, putting equities on track for a third straight day of gains as a flurry of economic data pointed to improving economic conditions.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34.42 points or 0.23 percent, to 14,965.29, the S&P 500 gained 4.12 points or 0.25 percent, to 1,657.2 and the Nasdaq Composite added 7.591 points or 0.21 percent, to 3,656.633.
** 21VIANET GROUP INC, $14.59, up 6 pct (11:19 a.m. ET)
The China-based hosting and interconnectivity services provider said on Thursday it would buy back $10 million of its shares under its share repurchase program.