December 4, 2015 / 6:44 PM / 2 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Barnes & Noble, Violin Memory, bank stocks

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(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) The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 2 percent on Friday, its biggest gain in three months, after U.S. jobs data suggested the economy was robust enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.99 percent at 17,825.22, the S&P 500 was up 1.82 percent at 2,086.95 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 1.88 percent at 5,132.005.

** BARNES & NOBLE INC, $9.62, -20.17 pct

The largest U.S. bookstore chain reported a surprise fall in quarterly comparable store sales, hurt by store closures, lower online sales and weak demand for its Nook tablets.

** FUELCELL ENERGY INC, $8.13, -16.97 pct

The fuel cell maker announced a 1-for-12 reverse stock split, effective Friday, which will reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock to 39.6 million from 475 million.

** ULTA SALON COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCE INC, $183.815, +12.64 pct

The beauty salon operator reported better-than-expected third-quarter same-store sales, helped by increased traffic and transactions growth.

** VIOLIN MEMORY INC, $0.8488, -11.96 pct

The flash storage provider on Wednesday posted disappointing quarterly results and said it is considering strategic alternatives.

** GENESCO INC, $57.77, +10.59 pct

The footwear retailer reported a third-quarter adjusted profit from continuing operations of $1.40/share versus estimates of $1.30, helped by a 6 percent rise in same-store sales.

** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $67.9, +3.19 pct

** MORGAN STANLEY, $35.48, +2.99 pct

** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, $189.92, +2.55 pct

** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, $17.745, +2.57 pct

** METLIFE INC, $51.11, +2.10 pct

** AIG INC, $64.12, +2.82 pct

U.S. bank stocks rose after a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, building case for the Fed to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

EU antitrust regulators also dropped charges against JPMorgan for blocking exchanges from derivatives markets.

** KALOBIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $31.3958, +7.08 pct

The biopharmaceutical company, which recently appointed controversial head of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli as CEO, said it was acquiring worldwide rights to a compound being developed for the treatment of Chagas disease.

** AVON PRODUCTS INC, $4.225, +5.89 pct

Private equity investors led by Barington Capital have proposed a restructuring of the company, saying the cosmetics maker is "significantly undervalued" and warned against the sale of Avon's North American arm to Cerberus Capital Management.

** GENVEC INC, $2.4201, +2.11 pct

A report on Dec. 2 detailed the account of a patient receiving the gene-therapy developer's experimental gene-therapy, CGF166, as part of a keenly watched study at the University of Kansas Hospital, which is sponsored by partner Novartis AG.

** T2 BIOSYSTEMS INC, $9.25, -8.05 pct

The diagnostic company offered 3.5 million shares at $9.75 per share, a 3 percent discount to their Thursday close. The company has about 20.4 million shares outstanding, according to Thomson Reuters data.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, $78.5, +0.11 pct

** CHEVRON CORP, $88.81, -0.05 pct

** BP PLC, $32.53, -2.19 pct

** CONOCOPHILLIPS, $50.87, -1.43 pct

** TOTAL SA, $47.29, -1.97 pct

** SCHLUMBERGER LTD, $74.32, -0.66 pct

** STONE ENERGY CORP, $6.3, -11.27 pct

** CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP, $3.26, -10.68 pct

** CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP, $4.64, -4.72 pct

** SEADRILL LTD, $5.48, -6.16 pct

** TRANSOCEAN LTD, $13.41, -4.49 pct

Oil prices fell on Friday after news that OPEC was planning to maintain its production near record highs despite depressed prices, as the producer group continued to seek share of an oversupplied market.

** GOLDCORP INC, $12.58, +4.23 pct

** BARRICK GOLD CORP, $8.04, +6.21 pct

** NEWMONT MINING CORP, $20, +6.78 pct

** SILVER WHEATON CORP, $13.77, +2.46 pct

** AGNICO EAGLE MINES LTD, $28.71, +6.45 pct

Gold and silver producers' U.S.-listed stocks rose after gold prices soared as much as 2.5 percent and silver prices as much as 3.7 percent, following a positive U.S. labor report.

** COOPER COMPANIES INC, $128.91, -9.25 pct

The medical device maker lowered its full-year 2016 and first-quarter outlook below Wall Street view. The company also reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and earnings per share.

** POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC, $98.74, -4.54 pct

Longbow Research cuts its rating on the maker of all-terrain vehicles to "underperform", citing concerns of increased competition in off-road vehicles and rival product launches.

** ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES INC, $10.73, -3.59 pct

The real estate developer offered 3 million shares priced at $10.70 per share, a discount of 3.9 percent to Thursday's close. The offering represented about 11.6 percent of the company's outstanding shares as of July 31. (Compiled by Manish Parashar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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