MARKET PULSE-Jos. A. Bank, J.M. Smucker, Cliffs, J2 Global
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first two-week winning streak of the year, ahead of data on consumer confidence. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.08 percent at 15,992, S&P 500 futures were up 0.06 percent at 1,825.4 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.22 percent at 3,659.
** JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS INC, Thursday close $54.92, -3.26 pct premarket
The men's clothing retailer said it would buy outdoor wear specialist Eddie Bauer for $825 million from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.
** J.M. SMUCKER CO, Thursday close $95.14, -3.30 pct premarket
The maker of Folgers coffee and Jif peanut butter cut its full-year adjusted earnings forecast and said sales would likely fall more than it had expected due to lower selling prices for coffee and peanut butter.
** AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC, Thursday close $60.08, -6.36 pct premarket Continued...