BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Habit Restaurants, Williams-Sonoma
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as strong U.S. data offset concerns over a slowdown in the euro zone and a loss of momentum in Chinese factories. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.09 percent at 17,700.83, the S&P 500 was up 0.24 percent at 2,053.73 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.53 percent at 4,700.333.
** HABIT RESTAURANTS INC, $35.3868, +96.59 pct
The burger chain's shares doubled in value in their debut, valuing the company at about $909 million.
The company, which offers charburgers and sandwiches milk shakes, raised $90 million from its IPO of 5 million class A shares.
** EDAP TMS SA, $1.88, +20.51 pct
The French medical device maker reported a third-quarter profit, compared with a loss a year earlier, helped by higher sales of ultrasound prostate cancer device ablatherm.