BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Natural Grocers, GameStop, SouFun
(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 rallied on Friday, setting up a fifth consecutive week of gains on Wall Street, after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.53 percent at 17,812.82, the S&P 500 was up 0.52 percent at 2,063.34 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.49 percent at 4,724.9.
** NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC, $22.97, +18.71 pct
The organic grocery product retailer's fourth-quarter sales rose 17.8 pct as more people shopped at its stores. The stock was the top percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange.
** GAMESTOP CORP, $38.25, -12.15 pct
The video game products retailer posted quarterly revenue and profit well below analysts' estimates as the delayed release of "Assassin's Creed Unity," and flagging videogame software sales more than offset high demand for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
At least four brokerages cut their price targets on the stock by as much as $10.