MARKET PULSE-Lennar, BP, Guess, Exone, Hanwha, Agenus, Herman Miller

Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:13am EDT
 
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(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 fell on Wednesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility of an earlier- than-anticipated increase in interest rates. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.22 percent at 16,103, S&P 500 futures were down 0.19 percent at 1,848.7 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.20 percent at 3,666.75.

** LENNAR CORP, Wednesday close $41.34, +1.89 pct premarket

The second-largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue reported a 36 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices but said it was too soon to predict the strength of the spring selling season.

** HERMAN MILLER INC, Wednesday close $28.71, +5.54 pct after market

The office furniture maker on Wednesday forecast current-quarter profit above average analysts' estimates as demand improved in EMEA and Asia.

** TRINA SOLAR LTD, Wednesday close $16.54, +0.42 pct premarket   Continued...