(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. stocks climbed on Thursday as strong U.S. data offset concerns over a slowdown in the euro zone and a loss of momentum in Chinese factories. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.09 percent at 17,700.83, the S&P 500 was up 0.24 percent at 2,053.73 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.53 percent at 4,700.333.
** HABIT RESTAURANTS INC, $35.3868, +96.59 pct
The burger chain’s shares doubled in value in their debut, valuing the company at about $909 million.
The company, which offers charburgers and sandwiches milk shakes, raised $90 million from its IPO of 5 million class A shares.
** EDAP TMS SA, $1.88, +20.51 pct
The French medical device maker reported a third-quarter profit, compared with a loss a year earlier, helped by higher sales of ultrasound prostate cancer device ablatherm.
** ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC, $8.97, -8.56 pct
The drug developer’s public offering of 6.5 million shares was priced at $9 per share, 8 percent below the stock’s Wednesday close.
** WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC, $76.05, +9.55 pct
The home furnishing retailer forecast 2014 revenue and profit above analysts’ average estimate on Wednesday. The company also reported better-than-expected third-quarter revenue, helped by higher demand for its West Elm and Pottery Barn brands.
At least eight brokerages, including Barclays Capital, raised their price targets on the stock.
** DATAWATCH CORP, $9.18, -16.47 pct
The data analytics software maker reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue below analysts’ average estimates, hurt by lower demand for software licenses.
** CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP, $15.23, +5.98 pct
The casino operator said on Wednesday it was considering turning its largest unit into a real estate investment trust.
** BEST BUY CO INC, $38.239, +7.59 pct
The largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer a better-than-expected profit as cost cutting paid off and revenue increased after seven quarters of decline.
** GOPRO INC, $74.283, -6.08 pct
The wearable camera maker’s follow-on-offering of 10.4 million shares was priced at $75 per share, a 5.2 pct discount to Wednesday’s close. GoPro is offering 1.3 million shares, while founder Nick Woodman is selling 4.1 million shares.
** JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO LTD, $22.45, -4.59 pct
The company reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by a fall in the average selling price of solar modules, sending its shares down as much as 8.6 percent premarket.
** EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC, $28.24, -4.66 pct
The restaurant chain operator said on Monday that its shareholders would sell 6 million shares.
Underwriters to the offering said the offering was priced at $27 per share, according to IFR, representing an 8.8 percent discount to the stock’s closing price on Wednesday.
** DRDGOLD LTD, $2.44, +7.96 pct
** SEABRIDGE GOLD INC, $7.89, +5.20 pct
** SIBANYE GOLD LTD, $7.66, +1.59 pct
** AURICO GOLD INC, $3.98, +0.51 pct
** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, $6.29, +1.94 pct
** IAMGOLD CORP, $2.26, +2.26 pct
** NEWMONT MINING CORP, $19.41, +1.57 pct
Gold rose as Wednesday’s 1 percent drop lured price-sensitive buyers, and dollar retreated.
** SALESFORCE.COM INC, $59.14, -3.08 pct
The cloud software company forecast revenue for the current quarter and full year 2016 that fell short of market expectations, hurt by a strong dollar.
** DOLLAR TREE INC, $65.75, +4.98 pct
The discount retailer raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.
** KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC, $141.17, -8.30 pct
The coffee company forecast a first-quarter profit below analysts’ average estimate as the company battles competition from coffee pod makers and rising coffee prices.
** ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC, $20.96, +7.10 pct
The videogame maker reached a record $275 million settlement over a lawsuit by a shareholder who opposed the company’s 2013 deal to acquire its stock that was held by Vivendi SA.
** BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA, $10.23, -2.76 pct
The Spanish bank said on Thursday it had priced a 2-billion-euro ($2.5 billion) rights issue to fund the raising of its stake in Turkey’s Garanti at 8.25 euros a share, as it pursues its strategy of overseas expansion.
** NEWS CORP, $14.69, -1.94 pct
The Wall Street Journal publisher's Class B shares were down after investment firm Southeastern Asset Management started cutting its stake in the company, the Australian newspaper reported. (bit.ly/11FVvQy)
Southeastern is selling its stake through an accelerated bookbuild of 24 million shares in New York in an offer managed by Deutsche Bank, sources at Southeastern told the Australian. (Compiled by Ankit Ajmera in Bangalore, Edited by Maju Samuel)