BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Omega Protein, Energy XXI, Plug Power
(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 rose sharply on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key interest rates to boost the euro zone economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.73 percent at 17,133, S&P 500 futures were up 0.82 percent at 2,005.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.95 percent at 4,335.5.
** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, Wednesday close $75.21, +5.31 pct premarket
The discount retailer reported higher-than-expected growth in quarterly sales at established stores as demand increased for items such as candy and snacks, perishables, tobacco and food.
** OMEGA PROTEIN CORP, Wednesday close $21.92, -22.49 pct premarket
The nutrition products maker's fourth-quarter revenue misses, hurt by a fall in fish oil, fish meal and specialty oil sales.
** ENERGY XXI LTD, Wednesday close $1.08, -27.78 pct premarket Continued...