MARKET PULSE-Imperva, Ruby Tuesday, Bed Bath, Costco, Family Dollar
(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 little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in over a month, as investors digested the opening round of earnings season and looked to data on the labor market. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.05 percent at 16,352, S&P 500 futures were down 0.10 percent at 1,862.9 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.03 percent at 3,590.
** IMPERVA INC, Wednesday close $49.73, -34.35 pct premarket
Brokerage Oppenheimer & Co cut its rating on the data security company's stock to "perform" from "outperform" after the firm cut its first-quarter revenue forecast. The company cut its revenue guidance to $31-$31.5 million from $36-$37 million.
Two other brokerages cut their price target on the stock of the company, which also forecast a bigger adjusted per-share loss of 40-44 cents, compared with 33-37 cents it had forecast earlier.
** RUBY TUESDAY INC, Wednesday close $5.96, +10.74 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.