MARKET PULSE-Ruby Tuesday, Bed Bath, Costco, Box Ships
(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 broadly flat on Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.05 percent at 16,352, S&P 500 futures were down 0.02 percent at 1,864.4 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.06 percent at 3,589.
** RUBY TUESDAY INC, Wednesday close $5.96, +11.74 pct premarket
The restaurant operator on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected third-quarter revenue, helped by better same-store sales.
Wunderlich Securities raised its target price on the company's stock to $7 from $6.
** BED BATH & BEYOND INC, Wednesday close $67.91, -6.48 pct premarket
The home furnishings retailer reported a 5.8 percent decline in fourth-quarter net sales, hurt by severe weather, and the company gave a first-quarter earnings outlook that came in below analysts' average estimate, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
At least three brokerages cut their price target on the company's stock.