BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Fluidigm, Nu Skin, Imperva, Stamps.com
(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 were set to open slightly lower on Friday after solid job growth in July pointed to an improving economy, opening the door wider for an interest rate hike in September. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.11 percent at 17,356, S&P 500 futures were down 0.07 percent at 2,078 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.12 percent at 4,519.25.
** NEOPHOTONICS CORP, Thursday close $8.88, -29.05 pct premarket
The company, which makes chips used in telecommunication networks, forecasts a third-quarter profit of 1 cent to 9 cents, well below the average analyst estimate of 13 cents.
** SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC, Thursday close $23.5, -8.09 pct premarket
The natural foods retailer's second-quarter profit missed analysts' estimates as costs jumped 23 percent.
** PIXELWORKS INC, Thursday close $5.51, -13.43 pct premarket Continued...