MARKET PULSE-Lennar, 3D printers, ConAgra, Herman Miller, BioTelemetry
(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 pointed to a modestly lower open on Thursday as investors continued to digest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who raised the specter of an earlier-than-expected rate hike. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.22 percent at 16,103, S&P 500 futures were down 0.32 percent at 1,846.2 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.
** 3D SYSTEMS CORP, Wednesday close $62.68, -2.90 pct premarket
** STRATASYS LTD, Wednesday close $116.23, -1.92 pct premarket
** EXONE CO, Wednesday close $43.75, -10.51 pct premarket
Hewlett-Packard Co said on Wednesday it will outline plans to enter the commercial 3D-printing market in June, and that it has solved a number of technical problems that have hindered broader adoption of the high-tech manufacturing process. Continued...