September 9, 2014 / 10:54 AM / 4 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Annie's, Fuelcell, Brookdale, GSK

(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for more market insights, including options activity, ; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index e-mini futures were little changed on Tuesday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.04 percent at 17,106, S&P 500 futures were unchanged at 2,000.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.08 percent at 4,096.25.

** GENERAL MILLS INC, Monday close $53.51

** ANNIE’S INC, Monday close $33.89, +36.71 pct premarket

General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would acquire organic food producer Annie’s for about $820 million to expand its presence in the fast-growing U.S. natural foods market.

** FUELCELL ENERGY INC, Monday close $2.67, -9.74 pct premarket

The fuel cell maker’s third-quarter loss to common shareholders increased to $7.8 million from $6.4 million a year ago, hurt by higher operating costs. The company’s revenue declined nearly 20 percent to $43.2 million.

** BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING INC, Monday close $34.5, -3.77 pct premarket

The retirement-home operator said it plans to offer nearly 8.8 million shares, about 5 percent of those outstanding. The company said it would use the net proceeds to repay outstanding debt, among other things.

** GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC, Monday close $46.78, -0.30 pct premarket

A U.S. anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline touched on the firm’s Chinese consumer healthcare business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker’s compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed.

** PEP BOYS-MANNY MOE AND JACK, Monday close $11.41

The auto parts retailer reported a second-quarter loss of $273,000, compared with a year-ago profit of $5.4 million, hurt by fall in comparable merchandise sales.

** RIO TINTO PLC, Monday close $51.86, +1.00 pct premarket

The global miner called on Tuesday for governments and the industry to step up efforts to find ways to cut emissions from coal generation, because coal will remain the biggest source of power globally for decades to come.

** HOME DEPOT INC, Monday close $90.82

Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment security systems had been breached, a data theft analysts warn could rival Target Corp’s massive breach last year.

** MORGAN STANLEY, Monday close $34.86

The Wall Street bank has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve a lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.

** BGC PARTNERS INC, Monday close $7.41

** GFI GROUP INC, Monday close $4.55

BGC Partners is likely to make a $675 million all-cash unsolicited offer for derivatives broker and rival GFI Group in a bid to bolster its business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

** GENERAL MOTORS CO, Monday close $33.24

The U.S. automaker’s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 38,328 Cadillac sedans in China due to a glitch in brake control software, the country’s quality watchdog said.

** ENCANA CORP, Monday close $22.5

Canada’s largest natural gas producer will sell its remaining stake in PrairieSky Royalty Ltd, the company it spun out to investors in May, in a C$2.6 billion ($2.37 billion) deal as it continues to raise funds to increase oil production.

** RPM INTERNATIONAL INC, Monday close $47.32

The specialty chemicals maker estimated first-quarter profit in line with year ago - below what analysts expected.

The company said last year’s results were boosted by product launches from acquisitions. (Reporting By Shubhankar Chakravorty in Bangalore; Editing by Simon Jennings)

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