BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Whole Foods, Facebook, Livepersons, Qorvo
(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 little changed on Thursday ahead of second-quarter gross domestic product numbers that will give clues regarding the health of the economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.06 percent at 17,671, S&P 500 futures were down 0.05 percent at 2,100.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.10 percent at 4,569.5.
** WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, Wednesday close $40.82, -13.06 pct premarket
The supermarket chain company said on Wednesday same-store sales growth cooled again in the third quarter, hurt by competition and an overcharging scandal in its New York City stores.
** POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC, Wednesday close $26.85, +0.93 pct premarket
The world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization reported a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt mainly by weak nitrogen earnings and lower phosphate sales.
** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $96.99, -2.37 pct premarket
Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth. Continued...