September 10, 2015 / 12:35 PM / 2 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Con-way, Krispy Kreme, Lululemon, Assurant

(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 futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after Apple and a fall in oil prices dragged down Wall Street by more than 1 percent. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.39 percent at 16,207, S&P 500 futures were down 0.33 percent at 1,936.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.24 percent at 4,244.75.

** APPLE INC, Wednesday close $110.15, -0.05 pct premarket

Apple unveiled a new TV set top box that responds to voice commands and fresh iPhones that sense the pressure of a finger tap.

** XPO LOGISTICS INC, Wednesday close $33.99, -3.80 pct premarket

** CON-WAY INC, Wednesday close $35.53, +33.21 pct premarket

XPO said it would buy trucking and logistics company Con-way for $3 billion, including debt, making it the second largest provider of less-than-truckload services in North America.

** KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS INC, Wednesday close $17.73, -17.37 pct premarket

The doughnut chain cuts FY 2016 profit forecast, blaming softer-than-expected sales in its consumer packaged goods category and charges on its derivative business.

** PALO ALTO NETWORKS INC, Wednesday close $165.17, +5.29 pct premarket

The cyber security company reported its strongest revenue growth in 10 quarters and forecast better-than-expected growth in the current quarter as governments and companies spend more to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

** BOX INC, Wednesday close $14.25, +1.05 pct premarket

The cloud storage provider reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as more customers subscribed to its content-sharing platform.

** GOOGLE INC, Wednesday close $643.41, -0.03 pct premarket

Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system.

** ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD, Wednesday close $64.04, -0.42 pct premarket

Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai said on Thursday he is not thrilled that the e-commerce firm’s share price is below its listing level a year ago, but is confident the company is in better shape than it was then.

** UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC, Wednesday close $57.67

One day after ousting its chief executive, United Continental and its new boss, Oscar Munoz, moved to reassure shareholders and employees on Wednesday that the airline is stable.

** SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC, Wednesday close $50.1, -1.40 pct premarket

The hard-disk maker said it plans to cut 1,050 jobs, or 2 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring plan.

** LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC, Wednesday close $64.05, -6.49 pct premarket

The Canadian yogawear retailer’s gross margins continue to be under pressure as it spends more on product development and sourcing.

** NETFLIX INC, Wednesday close $99.18, +0.54 pct premarket

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was updating Apple TV with a new app-based interface that allows requests through digital assistant Siri, to search for specific programs and movies across apps on Netflix.

** PHILLIPS 66, Wednesday close $80.65, +0.97 pct premarket

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it has purchased another 3.5 million shares of Phillips 66, bringing its total stake in the U.S. refiner to 11.4 percent.

** MICROSOFT CORP, Wednesday close $43.07, -0.23 pct premarket

Microsoft asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy.

** EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO, Wednesday close $83.61, -1.21 pct premarket

The pharmacy benefit manager said CEO George Paz will retire in May and President Tim Wentworth will succeed him.

** ASSURANT INC, Wednesday close $73.32, +3.06 pct premarket

Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial Inc said it would buy New York-based insurer Assurant’s employee-benefits business for $975 million, creating the sixth largest group benefits business in the United States. (Compiled by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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