BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-BlackBerry, Darden, Green Dot, Medicines Co
(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. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors expect a deal that would prevent Greece from defaulting on loans and await a host of data that will give clues on the health of the U.S. economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.21 percent at 18,063, S&P 500 futures were up 0.26 percent at 2,118.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.29 percent at 4,546.
** BLACKBERRY LTD, Monday close $9.2, +8.70 pct premarket
The Canadian smartphone maker reported a slightly wider than expected adjusted loss on Tuesday, however shares in the company rose over 8 percent as its revenue slide began to show signs of stalling and its turnaround begins to slowly gain traction.
** DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC, Monday close $69.38, +7.02 pct premarket
The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it intends to separate part of its real estate assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT) as part of a plan to pay down about $1 billion of debt.
** GREEN DOT CORP, Monday close $15.31, +28.67 pct premarket Continued...