BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Merck, Windstream Holdings, Masco, Pfizer

Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:53am EDT
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures rose slightly on Tuesday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.19 percent at 16,948, S&P 500 futures were up 0.13 percent at 1,975.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.16 percent at 3,966.5.

** HERBALIFE LTD, Monday close $67.48, -11.38 pct premarket

The maker of weight-loss and nutritional products cut its sales outlook for the year after raising it three months earlier. The company, which has been labeled a pyramid scheme by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, also reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs jumped.

** MERCK & CO, Monday close $57.97, +1.07 pct premarket

The company reported better-than-expected quarterly results, with sales of newer drugs mostly offsetting declining sales of drugs facing generic competition.