BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Darden, General Mills, Boeing
(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 down on Tuesday as oil and copper prices fell on uncertain demand from China. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 1.36 percent at 16,233, S&P 500 futures were down 1.41 percent at 1,935.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 1.73 percent at 4,266.25.
** DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC, Monday close $70.27, +1.32 pct premarket
The restaurant chain operator's sales rose for the sixth straight quarter as changes to the menu at its Olive Garden restaurants attracted more customers.
** GENERAL MILLS INC, Monday close $56.79, +0.37 pct premarket
The maker of Cheerios cereal and Yoplait yogurt reported a 23.6 percent rise in quarterly net profit, helped by higher sales of its cereals, meals and yogurts in the United States.
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, Monday close $15.7, -1.46 pct premarket Continued...