BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Amsurg, Profire, Nextera, Dollar General

Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:26am EDT
 
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U.S. stocks edged lower at the open on Friday, with materials weighing the most after DuPont lowered its quarterly and yearly outlooks. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.19 percent at 16,813.57, the S&P 500 was down 0.09 percent at 1,955.49 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 3.73 points, or 0.09 percent, at 4,375.32.

** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, $57.621, -6.58 pct

The discount retailer's CEO Rick Dreiling will retire effective May 30, 2015, or upon appointment of a successor, the company said.

Under Dreiling's leadership, the company's sales had increased more than 80 percent to $17.5 billion in 2013.

** AMSURG CORP, $45.1755, -1.36 pct   Continued...