BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Sophiris Bio, H&R Block, Mattress Firm
U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday as oil prices, which rallied to their year high earlier in the week, retreated for the second straight day. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.44 percent at 17,894, S&P 500 futures were down 0.52 percent at 2,103.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.65 percent at 4,482.5.
** SOPHIRIS BIO INC, Thursday close $1.17, +124.79 pct premarket
The company reported positive data from completed Phase 2a study of its prostate cancer treatment.
** H&R BLOCK INC Thursday close $21.54, +2.83 pct premarket
The U.S. tax-preparer posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, helped by improved pricing.
** URBAN OUTFITTERS INC, Thursday close $27.93 Continued...