(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 were lower by about 1 percent in afternoon trading on Thursday after Caterpillar's sales forecast cut dragged on industrials and exacerbated fears of slowing global economic growth, and as health stock slipped again. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.90 percent at 16,133.48, the S&P 500 was down 0.78 percent at 1,923.6 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 1.01 percent at 4,704.941.
** CATERPILLAR INC, $65.73, -6.37 pct
** DEERE & CO, $75.26, -3.13 pct
** JOY GLOBAL INC, $15.39, -2.29 pct
** CUMMINS INC, $110.87, -1.20 pct
** TEREX CORP, $16.8, -5.62 pct
** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, $24.905, -0.93 pct
Heavy machinery maker Caterpillar slashed its revenue forecast for 2015 by $1 billion and said it could cut up to 10,000 jobs through 2018, amid a downturn in the mining and energy industries. S&P 500 industrial index falls 1.87 percent, the worst performing among the 10 major S&P sectors.
** SIENTRA INC, $11.93, -42.03 pct
The breast implant company says it is conducting a review after a UK regulatory agency suspended the CE certificate for all medical devices made by Silimed, one of its contract manufacturers.
** ARCH COAL INC, $3.83, +38.27 pct
The coal producer said the deadline for its debt exchange plan had been extended again, to Oct. 26, as a hearing on a legal battle between its creditors is scheduled for Friday.
** PENDRELL CORP, $0.8221, -38.19 pct
The intellectual property firm receives an unfavorable court verdict. A Texas court rules that claims asserted by unit ContentGuard Holdings Inc against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google Inc products do not infringe asserted patents.
** DIGITALGLOBE INC, $18.74, -9.25 pct
JP Morgan cuts rating on the satellite imagery provider’s stock to “neutral” from “overweight” and PT to $27 from $30. JP Morgan cites “flow of new entrants into the microsatellite space” and “potential pressure” on national geospatial-intelligence agency budget from open-source imagery such as that offered by Google Inc.
** DIAMOND FOODS INC, $33.24, +8.38 pct
The packaged food company has hired Credit Suisse to help explore a sale of the company, DealReporter says, according to Seeking Alpha.
** WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES INC, $25.3, +15.63 pct
The steel processor reports a better-than-expected first quarter profit on lower costs. The company says weak oil and gas equipment sales resulted in “aggressive cost reductions to maintain profitability”.
** BARRICK GOLD CORP, $6.48, +9.09 pct
** AGNICO EAGLE MINES LTD, $25.81, +11.63 pct
** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, $3.18, +10.03 pct
** SILVER STANDARD RESOURCES INC, $6.6, +6.97 pct
** FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP, $3.28, +10.44 pct
** SEABRIDGE GOLD INC, $6.19, +4.56 pct
** COEUR MINING INC, $3.07, +11.23 pct
U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners rise as gold prices climb for a second session.
** CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP, $7.0001, -12.93 pct
The casino company loses creditors’ backing as they refuse to extend the deadline for operating unit’s restructuring, Bloomberg reports.
** PENN VIRGINIA CORP, $0.596, -1.81 pct
** BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC, $4.755, -2.36 pct
** SANRIDGE ENERGY INC, $0.2951, -4.81 pct
** PETROBRAS, $4.045, +0.12 pct
** ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, $47.05, -0.61 pct
** BP PLC, $30, +0.27 pct
** SEVENTY SEVEN ENERGY INC, $1.8, +0.00 pct
** FLOTEK INDUSTRIES INC, $17.73, -3.11 pct
** HALLIBURTON CO, $37.12, -0.48 pct
Oil and gas companies’ shares down as oil fell toward $47 a barrel as weak U.S. data reignited fears about the demand outlook in the world’s largest oil consumer.
** ARROWHEAD RESEARCH CORP, $7.36, +9.20 pct
The drug developer says higher dose of its experimental hepatitis B therapy showed more than 90 percent reduction in viral load in patients, and data suggests that drug may be substantially disrupting additional viral functions.
** CAPNIA INC, $2.6, +8.33 pct
The medical diagnostics company’s CoSense test was found superior than traditional measures in detecting hemolysis in newborns with jaundice.
** WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC, $40.98, -3.51 pct
** ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP, $22.85, -4.59 pct
Williams Companies’ board of directors is preparing to meet as early as this week to consider a sale to oil and gas pipeline peer Energy Transfer Equity after the latter revised its offer, according to people familiar with the matter. (Compiled by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)