BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Yum Brands, Whole Foods Market, Avon Products

Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:13am EDT
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Thursday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.46 percent at 16,743, S&P 500 futures were down 0.48 percent at 1,955.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.55 percent at 3,946.75.

** MCDONALD'S CORP, Wednesday close $95.95, -1.15 pct premarket

** YUM BRANDS INC, Wednesday close $73, -6.15 pct premarket

A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's and Yum Brands, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains.

** WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, Wednesday close $39.11, -4.50 pct premarket

The company cut on Wednesday its 2014 forecasts for the fourth time as it battles growing competition in the natural and organic grocery sector it dominates.   Continued...