BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Aerie, Amazon, Gigamon, Xerox

Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:17am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google GOOGL.O, 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.