BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Humana, Alibaba, Twitter, airline stocks

Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:03pm 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 fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.22 percent at 18,070.23, the S&P 500 was down 0.29 percent at 2,108.67 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.48 percent at 5,030.966.


The hardwood flooring retailer reported a 2 percent fall in net sales so far in April and said it could not provide a full-year forecast.

** TWITTER INC, $39.52, -6.51 pct

The Microblogging site reported quarterly revenue that fell short of Wall Street estimates and cut its full-year forecast due to weak demand for its new direct response advertising.

** ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD, $82.14, -3.46 pct   Continued...