Nov 1 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
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US STOCKS-FUTURES FLAT AHEAD OF DATA
U.S. stock index futures were little changed as investors looked ahead to data that could give a clue into the strength of the economy a day before the crucial payroll report. Futures for the S&P 500 were down 0.8 point, while Dow Jones futures were down 12 points and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 2.25 points.
** JDA SOFTWARE GROUP INC, Wednesday close $38.15, up 18 pct premarket
The enterprise technology maker agreed to be bought by privately held supply chain software maker RedPrairie Corp for about $1.9 billion in cash.
** ZUMIEZ INC, Wednesday close $25.32, down 16 pct premarket
The action sports apparel and equipment retailer’s October same-store sales missed estimates and the company cut its third-quarter profit outlook on weakness in its European business.
Janney Capital, Wedbush Securities and Roth Captial cut theier price targets on the stock.
** PFIZER INC, Wednesday close $24.87, down 1.6 pct premarket
Pfizer reported quarterly revenue well below Wall Street expectations, on sharply weaker sales of specialty care drugs and a pullback of emerging market revenue.
** ESTÉE LAUDER COS INC, Wednesday close $61.62, down 4 pct
The personal care products maker lowered the top end of its full-year sales forecast, pointing to uncertainty in some key markets.
** AVON PRODUCTS INC, Wednesday close $15.49, down 3 pct premarket
The company slashed its dividend by nearly 74 percent on Thursday, while also announcing measures to cut costs by at least $400 million within three years and reporting a steep plunge in third-quarter earnings.
** SIRIUS XM RADIO, Wednesday close $2.80, up 0.4 pct premarket
The satellite radio company reported a lower net profit as it recorded a charge to repay some debt, but said revenue jumped 14 percent on strong subscriber growth.
** RADIAN INC, Wednesday close $4.69, up 8.5 pct premarket
The mortgage insurer posted its first quarterly profit this year, as it wrote more new insurance and recorded net gains on investments in a recovering housing market.
** DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, Wednesday close $77.00
The car rental company reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by increased rental demand, and raised the lower end of its full-year earnings forecast.
** AVG TECHNOLOGIES NV, Wednesday close $10.49, up 9 pct postmarket
The maker of free PC and mobile anti-virus software reported third-quarter profit above expectations as more users signed up for its services and the company forecast an upbeat current-quarter revenue.
** EXXON MOBIL, Wednesday close $91.17
The oil major, which spent billions in the third quarter to acquire oil and gas assets in North America, is expected to report quarterly earnings of $1.95 per share, down $2.13, hit by a 32 percent drop in U.S. natural gas prices.
** AIG INC, Wednesday close $34.93, up 0.5 pct premarket
The bailed-out insurer will report results on Thursday.
** STARBUCKS CORP, Wednesday close $45.90
The restaurant chain will report results on Thursday.
** KELLOGG CO, Wednesday close $52.32
The food group reported higher quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by strong performance in its Pringles business.
** CIRRUS LOGIC INC, Wednesday close $40.78, up 3 pct premarket
The audio chipmaker reported on Wednesday a 91 percent jump in second-quarter sales and its forecast for current-quarter revenue crushed analysts’ estimates.
** VISA INC, Wednesday close $138.76, up 3 pct premarket
The world’s largest credit and debit-card network ‘s fourth-quarter profit rose 89 percent, beating analyst estimates, and the company authorized a new $1.5 billion share repurchase program on Wednesday.
** BMC SOFTWARE INC, Wednesday close $40.70, up 1.7 pct premarket
The business software maker reported on Wednesday lower-than-expected revenue and announced a $1 billion share repurchase plan after a strategic review.
** OPEN TEXT CORP , Wednesday close $53.95
The Canadian business software company’s adjusted quarterly profit handily beat estimates on Wednesday but revenue from licenses fell short of its expectations.
** METLIFE INC, Wednesday close $35.49
The largest U.S. life insurer reported on Wednesday a third-quarter loss on a large goodwill impairment charge and derivative losses tied to its credit spreads and a change in interest rates.
** CON-WAY INC, Wednesday close $29.11
The U.S. trucking and logistics company reported on Wednesday a quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street’s and its own expectations due to higher employee benefit costs.
** HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC, Wednesday close $13.27
The car rental company reported on Wednesday a better-than-expected quarterly profit.
** NETFLIX INC, Wednesday close $79.23, down 1.7 pct premarket
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought 10 percent of the company, presaging another bruising corporate battle and raising the possibility that the pioneering movie and TV-streaming company would get acquired. Netflix shares rose 14 percent on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. (Compiled by Ranjita Ganesan in Bangalore)