MARKET PULSE-Ruby Tuesday, Bed Bath, Costco, Box Ships

Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:46am EDT
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, 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.