BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Brainstorm, GW Pharma, Norfolk
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday as investors digested the first major earnings of the first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness despite companies topping lowered expectations. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.07 percent at 17,897, S&P 500 futures were down 0.14 percent at 2,083.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.10 percent at 4,399.
** NOKIA OYJ, Monday close $8.3, -3.13 pct premarket
** ALCATEL-LUCENT SA, Monday close $4.35, +8.28 pct premarket
Nokia is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition.
** MYLAN N.V, Monday close $68.56, +0.51 pct premarket
** PFIZER INC, Monday close $35.09, +0.06 pct premarket
Mylan said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer related to Viagra, paving the way for the launch of the drug's generic version in the United States once approved. Continued...