BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Sears, NetApp, Gold stocks, Oil stocks
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U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday, a day after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting highlighted concerns over the state of the global economy and as oil prices hit their lowest since 2009.
Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.74 percent at 17,157, S&P 500 futures were down 0.74 percent at 2,057.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.72 percent at 4,471.5.
** NETAPP INC, Wednesday close $29.78, +9.60 pct premarket
The data storage equipment maker reported a better-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit and revenue as its focus on cloud-based storage products started to pay off.
** SEARS HOLDINGS CORP, Wednesday close $29.78, +9.60 pct premarket
The department chain operator reported its first quarterly profit in more than three years thanks to a one-off gain from the sale of stores, but the struggling retailer's sales continued to decline. Continued...