MARKET PULSE-eBay, YRC Worldwide, Inteliquent, Gain Capital
(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. stocks were little changed on Thursday as comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to provide clarity on the impact of a harsh winter on recent economic weakness, while concerns rose over turmoil in Ukraine. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.26 percent at 16,240.35, the S&P 500 was up 0.29 percent at 1,850.52 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.33 percent at 4,306.107.
** SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $9.49, +13.11 pct
The drugmaker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, helped by higher sales of its only approved drug, Amitiza, used for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults.
** EBAY INC, $58.895, +2.71 pct
The online retailer's founder and chairman, Pierre Omidyar, rejected investor Carl Icahn's call to separate the company's fast-growing PayPal payments unit, saying the businesses were better off together.
Icahn challenged eBay executives to a public debate after accusing two company directors of conflicts of interest earlier this week.