October 14, 2014 / 12:47 PM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move- Bank stocks, Versar, Johnson & Johnson

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U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, after the S&P 500 suffered its worst three-day drop since November 2011. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.47 percent at 16,308, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.67 percent at 1,878 and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.78 percent at 3,828.25.

** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Monday close $58.16, -1.65 pct premarket

The biggest U.S. bank posted a third-quarter profit as it moved past the huge legal claims that pushed it into a rare loss in the same quarter last year. The bank recorded net income of $1.36 per share. Analysts had expected earnings of $1.38 per share.

** CITIGROUP INC, Monday close $49.9, +1.96 pct premarket

The bank said it would exit consumer banking in 11 markets, as the most international of the big U.S. banks looks to shrink its way to better profits. Citigroup also reported a 13 percent rise in adjusted third-quarter net profit, helped by better results from its portfolio of troubled assets left over from the financial crisis.

** WELLS FARGO & CO, Monday close $50.2, -1.20 pct premarket

The fourth-largest U.S. bank and biggest mortgage lender, reported a 1.7 percent rise in third-quarter profit as its mortgage business became less of a drag.

** DOMINO‘S PIZZA INC, Monday close $75.72, +2.15 pct premarket

The second-largest U.S. pizza chain by store count reported a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street’s estimates, boosted by strong results overseas and its home market of the United States, where rival Pizza Hut is struggling.

** VERSAR INC, Monday close $3.6, +28.89 pct premarket

** ALPHA PRO TECH LTD Monday close $10.05, -12.94 pct premarket

** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP Monday close $23.69, -2.74 pct premarket

** SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP Monday close $5.55, -1.80 pct premarket

Shares of small medical equipment and biotech companies continued to be volatile as investors pile into various companies that either develop Ebola treatments or provide protective gear.

** JOHNSON & JOHNSON Monday close $99.12, +1.29 pct premarket

The diversified healthcare company reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, boosted by surging sales of a new drug for hepatitis C that are expected to evaporate in coming months due to competition from a more potent and convenient combination treatment.

** GENERAL MOTORS , Monday close $29.79, +0.70 pct premarket

A program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has approved three new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 27, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing the program.

** COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP, Monday close $126.97

** ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD, Monday close $85.12, +0.86 pct premarket

U.S. warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale said it would open an online store in China using Alibaba Group’s fast-growing Tmall online marketplace, entering the country’s booming ecommerce market to combat slowing sales at home.

** SYSCO CORP, Monday close $36.44

The food distributor’s executives are in talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to save the company’s attempt to buy rival US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported.

** SANOFI, Monday close $52.3, +0.76 pct premarket

The French drugmaker said on Tuesday an investigational vaccine designed by its Shantha Biotechnics unit to protect young children from severe diarrhoea had entered late-stage clinical trials in India.

** MARINE HARVEST, Monday close $12.55, +3.67 pct premarket

The world’s largest fish farmer posted higher-than-expected operating earnings for the third quarter, despite the impact of warmer waters and marine parasites that killed unusually high numbers of its fish. The Norwegian company is controlled by shipping tycoon and billionaire John Fredriksen.

** CHINA FINANCE ONLINE, Monday close $4.6, +2.61 pct premarket

The Chinese web-based financial services company said it updated its mobile app to support real-time securities trading and let users open accounts in China via mobile devices

** GREENBRIER COS INC, Monday close $48.52

The U.S. railcar maker said it received complaints through its whistleblower hotline concerning alleged misconduct involving a senior employee at its factory in Sahagun, Mexico.

Compiled by Anya George Tharakan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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