BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Monsanto, Abercrombie, Zynga, Alibaba
(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 e-mini futures fell on Wednesday as oil prices declined after data showed crude stockpiles in the United States touched record highs: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.28 percent at 16,802, S&P 500 futures were down 0.29 percent at 1,972.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.23 percent at 4,327.75.
** ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO, Tuesday close $29.34, +8.15 pct premarket
The teen apparel retailer reported a surprise increase in quarterly sales at established stores due to strong demand for its Hollister branded clothing in the holiday shopping season.
** CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP, Tuesday close $2.76, -4.71 pct premarket
Aubrey McClendon, former chief executive of the oil and gas producer and a legend in the U.S. energy industry, was charged on Tuesday with conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in Oklahoma, the Justice Department said.
** MONSANTO CO, Tuesday close $92.49, -4.77 pct premarket Continued...