Aug 21 Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:
U.S. STOCK FUTURES SIGNAL GAINS
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall
Street with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.2 percent, Dow
Jones futures up 0.2 percent and Nasdaq 100
futures up 0.32 percent at 0911 GMT.
** FACEBOOK INC, Monday close $20.01, down 1.2 pct
The social networking site's director Peter Thiel sold
roughly $400 million worth of shares in the company last week,
cashing out most of his stake, according to a regulatory filing.
** DELL INC, Monday close $12.56
The PC maker, which has been training its sights on serving
larger enterprise customers over the past few years, will update
markets on the plight of a PC industry beset by smartphones and
tablets when it reports second-quarter results.
** BEST BUY CO INC, Monday close $18.16
The world's largest consumer electronics chain reports
quarterly results, having just named Hubert Joly as its CEO on
** CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP, Monday close $24.53
China Investment Corp and the Government of
Singapore Investment Corp have invested a combined $1
billion in U.S.-based Cheniere Energy's planned liquefied
natural gas (LNG) export plant, a source with knowledge of the
** GROUPON INC, Monday close $4.65, down 2 pct
Barclays Capital downgraded Groupon stock to "underweight"
from "overweight" and slashed its price target as the company
faces a slowdown at its core daily deal business.
** URBAN OUTFITTERS INC, Monday close $31.28, up 17
The clothing retailer's quarterly results handily beat Wall
Street expectations on Monday as its namesake store attracted
** WET SEAL INC, Monday close $3.08
The women's apparel retailer announces results after it
fired its CEO in July on eleven consecutive months of declining
** DSW INC, Monday close $61.23
The footwear retailer posted higher-than-expected quarterly
results as value-conscious customers continued to shop at its
** MEDTRONIC INC, Monday close 41.45
The world's biggest heart device maker reports results that
should offer some detail on the performance of its cardiac
rhythm management business and spine business amid continued
weak demand in both markets.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, Monday close $12.35
The largest U.S. bookstore chain reports first-quarter
earnings and updates markets on whether the sales of its Nook
improved after a depressing spring.
** NORDSON CORP, Monday close $55.00
The maker of precision dispensing machines, used in
manufacturing of consumer goods, forecast a strong fourth
quarter on Monday after it posted a quarterly profit above
** TRINA SOLAR LTD, Monday close $4.84
The China-based company reported a second-quarter loss on a
slump in panel prices.
** LA-Z-BOY INC, Monday close $13.60
The furniture maker and retailer reports first-quarter