BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Aerie, Amazon, Gigamon, Xerox
(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. stocks opened higher on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google GOOGL.O, Amazon.com AMZN.O and Microsoft put the Nasdaq Composite on track to extend its ascent a day after surpassing a 15-year-old record. The Dow Jones industrial average was unchanged at 18,058.05, the S&P 500 was up 0.14 percent at 2,115.9 and the Nasdaq Composite 40.89 points, or 0.81 percent, to 5,096.95.
** COMCAST CORP, $59.32, +0.15 pct
** TIME WARNER CABLE INC, $152, +2.18 pct
The companies said they abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Media company executives and diverse consumer and industry groups had worried the deal would create a monolith with too much control over what Americans do online and watch on TV.
** 3D SYSTEMS CORP, $28.01, -7.10 pct
The 3D printer maker estimated first-quarter revenue and profit well below the average analyst estimate, saying a weaker euro and yen and the aftershock of lower oil prices had forced its aerospace, automotive and healthcare clients to curb orders.