April 22, 2015 / 11:40 AM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Illumina, United Rentals, Yahoo

(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s) Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.29 percent at 17,831, S&P 500 futures were down 0.22 percent at 2,086.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.15 percent at 4,421.75.

** YAHOO INC, Tuesday close $44.49, +1.48 pct premarket

The Internet company missed Wall Street’s revenue and profit forecasts as a slight growth in its online advertising businesses was outweighed by higher payments to partners and websites which send readers to Yahoo.

** UNITED RENTALS INC, Tuesday close $97.9, -3.98 pct premarket

The world’s largest equipment rental company cut the top end of its sales forecast for 2015 and estimated rental rates to rise by about 3 percent, compared with its prior outlook of 3.5 pct.

** CALAMP CORP, Tuesday close $16.68, +11 pct after market

The wireless device maker reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue, helped by a 23 percent rise in revenue from its Wireless DataCom unit, its biggest business.

** ILLUMINA INC, Tuesday close $199.31, +3.39 pct premarket

The medical test maker forecast a full-year profit above analysts’ estimates and said it expected revenue to rise 20 percent, including the negative impact of a stronger dollar.

** MYLAN NV, Tuesday close $74.07

** TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES INC, Tuesday close $64.16, -1.01 pct premarket

Some of the top investors at Mylan, including Paulson & Co, are encouraging its board to consider a takeover proposal from rival Teva Pharmaceutical, according to people familiar with the matter.

** PERRIGO COMPANY PLC, Tuesday close $192.82

The Dublin-based company said its board unanimously rejected a $205 per share offer from generic drugmaker Mylan, saying the bid substantially undervalued the company.

** YUM BRANDS INC, Tuesday close $80.85, +4.39 pct premarket

The owner of KFC and Pizza Hut chains on Tuesday said business in China, its biggest market, was recovering from a meat scare at one of its minor suppliers and the division would finish the year strong.

** DUPONT, Tuesday close $70.69

The chemical maker’s weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast provided fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to win board seats and split up the company.

** BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH, Tuesday close $15.5, -0.13 pct premarket

Britain’s markets regulator has fined the bank a record 13.2 million pounds ($20 million) for failing to report transactions properly over seven years.

** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, Tuesday close $26.62, -0.41 pct premarket

The company will sell its Czech banking unit within two years, Chief Executive Sean Morrissey was quoted saying on Wednesday in newspaper Hospodarske Noviny.

** COMCAST CORP, Tuesday close $58.84, -0.25 pct premarket

** TIME WARNER CABLE INC, Tuesday close $152

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials studying the proposed merger of the companies are scheduled to brief the FCC commissioners’ staff on their review on Wednesday, according to two sources familiar with the plan.

** CREE INC, Tuesday close $35.4, -1.8 pct after market

The light-emitting diode maker reported a slightly lower-than-expected third-quarter profit as operating expenses rose.

** AMGEN INC, Tuesday close $168.46, +2.49 pct premarket

The company reported higher first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, helped by price increases for its best-selling drugs, as well as lower spending on research and development.

** CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC, Tuesday close $692.52, -5.16 pct premarket

The company said it expects the removal of pork from one-third of its restaurants to hurt sales this year, the burrito chain said, after reporting the slowest same-restaurant sales growth in five quarters.

** VMWARE INC, Tuesday close $85.4, +1.87 pct premarket

The virtualization software maker reported its slowest revenue growth in seven quarters as IT spending remained sluggish and a stronger dollar reduced the value of overseas sales.

** HCP INC, Tuesday close $42.85

The healthcare real estate investment trust said the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against one of its clients over the company’s billing practices.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, Tuesday close $10.03

The smartphone maker said on Tuesday it was launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on its phones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) sphere.

** BROADCOM INC, Tuesday close $43.98, +6.46 pct premarket

The wireless chip maker reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its WiFi and broadband chips to smartphone makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

** THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC, Tuesday close $134.44, -1.81 pct premarket

The world’s largest maker of scientific instruments, on Wednesday lowered its full-year 2015 revenue outlook, citing adverse foreign exchange rates, but raised the lower end of its earnings forecast.

** AUTOLIV, Tuesday close $123.69, -0.67 pct premarket

The auto safety gear maker posted first quarter earnings above market expectations and said it expected organic sales growth of around 6 percent in the second quarter.

** PROTEON THERAPEUTICS INC, Tuesday close $12.23

The company's lock-up period expired on Monday and major shareholders and company insiders can now sell their shares (1.usa.gov/1ObNXv3). (Compiled by Rosmi Shaji in Bengaluru)

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