March 3, 2015 / 2:18 PM / 2 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-NorthStar Realty, Springleaf, Opower

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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) U.S. stocks were set for a modestly lower open on Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P marched to new record highs and the Nasdaq topped the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.18 percent at 18,215, S&P 500 futures were down 0.25 percent at 2,108.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.23 percent at 4,466.75.

** MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC, Monday close $2.61, +29.89 pct premarket

The oilfield service provider reported a fourth-quarter profit, compared with a loss a year earlier. The company also forecast 2015 revenue much higher than analysts' average estimate.

** NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP, Monday close $19.1, -3.04 pct premarket

The REIT prices a public offering of 60 million shares at $18.65 per share. The offering represents about 20 percent of the company's total outstanding shares as of March 2.

** OCWEN FINANCIAL CORP, Monday close $8.54, +5.39 pct premarket

The mortgage servicer says it will sell residential mortgage servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans to an undisclosed buyer.

** ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH INC, Monday close $1.07, +14.95 pct premarket

The U.S. FDA gives the Canadian biotech company's lead drug, Reolysin, orphan drug status to treat of a type of abdomen cancer. The drug had also been given orphan drug status for treatment of fallopian tube cancer on Monday.

** TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD, Monday close $16.79, +7.62 pct premarket

The Israeli chip manufacturer, which includes Tower Semi and its U.S. unit Jazz Semiconductor, has won a contract from Intel Corp to produce infrared sensors for Intel's 3D cameras.

** CITIGROUP INC, Monday close $53.49, +0.73 pct premarket

** SPRINGLEAF HOLDINGS INC, Monday close $38.04, +21.45 pct premarket

Citigroup said it has agreed to sell its consumer finance unit OneMain Financial Holdings Inc to subprime lender Springleaf for $4.25 billion in cash.

** OPOWER INC, Monday close $15.47, -22.43 pct premarket

The cloud-based software maker forecast first-quarter and full-year 2015 revenue below analysts' expectations, saying it is taking "conservative stance" on international revenue. Opower also forecast 2015 loss bigger than analysts' estimate.

** JD.COM INC, Monday close $28.15, +5.86 pct premarket

The biggest Chinese e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd posted a 73 percent rise in revenue for the three months through December, topping estimates as it expanded sales across more consumer goods categories.

** MANNKIND CORP, Monday close $6.64, -9.04 pct premarket

Goldman Sachs downgraded the drugmaker's stock to "sell" from "neutral", citing slower-than-expected launch of its inhaled insulin device, Afrezza.

** BEST BUY CO INC, Monday close $38.63, +1.97 pct premarket

The largest U.S. consumer electronics chain reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by improved sales of higher-margin products such as large-screen TVs and mobile phones during the holiday shopping season.

For a graphic: link.reuters.com/sax24w

** AUTOZONE INC, Monday close $649.53, +3.92 pct premarket

The second-largest U.S. auto parts retailer's second-quarter profit topped analysts' average estimate as merchandise margins rose. Domestic same-store sales rose 3.6 percent.

** NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD, Monday close $12.54, -2.47 pct premarket

The onshore and offshore driller swung to a quarterly loss, hurt by a fall in drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices.

** PLUG POWER INC, Monday close $3.13, -6.71 pct premarket

The fuel-cell maker said it is unable to file annual report on form 10-K within the prescribed time period. The company said it experienced unforeseen delays in collecting, compiling and finalizing some financial and related data.

** PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC, Monday close $3.03, +3.63 pct premarket

The Israeli drug developer said results from the pre-clinical studies of experimental cell therapy PLX-R18 were positive.

** BARCLAYS PLC, Monday close $16.08, -2.49 pct premarket

The British bank took a 750 million pound ($1.2 billion) charge in the fourth quarter as it prepares to settle allegations its traders manipulated foreign exchange markets, overshadowing the bank's efforts to slash costs and boost profits.

** INTREXON CORP, Monday close $40.22, +7.16 pct premarket

The synthetic biology products company posted a surprise fourth-quarter profit and a four-fold jump in revenue, helped partly by the recognition of some deferred collaboration revenue.

** SILVER WHEATON CORP, Monday close $21.2, -5.00 pct premarket

The Vancouver-based company said on Monday that it would pay $900 million for the right to buy an additional 25 percent of future gold production from Vale SA's Salobo mine in Brazil, boosting its 2015 gold output to 230,000 ounces.

** DTS INC, Monday close $30.11, +3.3 pct after market

The audio products maker forecast 2015 revenue largely above analysts' average estimate, citing demand from "network-connected markets, specifically connected TVs, mobile devices and Play-Fi enabled devices". (Compiled by Amrutha Gayathri in Bengaluru; Edited by Maju Samuel)

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