BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Darden, ConAgra, Goldman
(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 1.54 percent at 16,203, S&P 500 futures were down 1.59 percent at 1,931.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 1.92 percent at 4,257.75.
** DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC, Monday close $70.27, +2.89 pct premarket
The restaurant chain operator reported better-than-expected profit and sales as changes to the menu and service at its Olive Garden restaurants attracted more customers and price hikes boosted revenue.
** CONAGRA FOODS INC, Monday close $42.4, +0.00 pct premarket
The maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta reported a 1.1 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand in its commercial foods business, which makes ingredients for other manufacturers and restaurants.
** GENERAL MILLS INC, Monday close $56.79, +1.60 pct premarket Continued...