BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-General Mills, CVR Refining, Apollo Education
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U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session, as investors looked ahead to a read on GDP expected to show the economy shrank in the first quarter: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.06 percent at 16,742, S&P 500 futures were up 0.01 percent at 1,943.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.07 percent at 3,792.
** APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC, Tuesday close $29.28, +2.29 pct premarket
The owner of the University of Phoenix, which has been struggling with falling enrollments and stricter regulation, is scheduled to report third-quarter results before market opens. Investors will be watching for comments from Apollo after its peer, Corinthian Colleges, said its ability to function as a going concern was uncertain without federal aid.
** GENERAL MILLS INC, Tuesday close $53.7, -3.17 pct premarket
The food manufacturer said quarterly net sales fell 2.8 percent to $4.41 billion, while sales in its U.S. branded goods retail business fell 1 percent to $2.4 billion