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U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday. DowJones industrial average futures were up 0.15 percent at15,902, S&P 500 futures were up 0.18 percent at 1,782.9and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.28 percent at 3,376.

** GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS INC, Wednesdayclose $61.83, up 4.7 pct premarket

The K-cup coffee pods maker said it expected strongerrevenue in the second half of its fiscal 2014 as it convertsunlicensed coffee pod makers to licensed partners. The company,however, gave a cautious current-quarter forecast, citing atransition to a new brewing system and weakness in U.S. consumerspending.

** VOXELJET AG, Wednesday close $39.21, down 4 pctpremarket

Shares of voxeljet continued their fall after a 26 percentplunge on Wednesday after short-seller Citron Researchquestioned the 3D printer maker's quarterly results. In a reporton Wednesday, Citron said the Germany based company providedloans to customers to generate sales and avoid posting a loss inits first results as a public company.

Voxeljet shares closed 44 percent higher on its debut.

** ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO, Wednesday close $34.99,down 2 pct premarket

The retailer reported a quarterly loss, withcomparable-store sales declining for the seventh straightquarter as the teen apparel retailer struggles with the changingtastes of young shoppers.

** CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC, Wednesday close$27.23, up 1 pct premarket

The company, one of North America's biggest iron oreproducers, said it would indefinitely suspend a $3.3 billionchromite-mining project in Canada by year-end, snubbing outfaint hopes that the struggling development might be able to getback on track.

** BAZAARVOICE INC, Wednesday close $8.89, down 12pct after market

The consumer review aggregator's second-quarter net losswidened as total operating costs rose nearly 27 percent. Thecompany also said its Chief Executive Stephen Collins will stepdown effective January.

** VALUEVISION MEDIA INC, Wednesday close $5.25,down 8.5 pct after market

The retailer, which allows customers to shop via TV, phoneand the Internet, reported lower-than-expected third-quarterrevenue as average price point for goods sold by the companyfell 20 percent to $80.

** JOHNSON CONTROLS INC, Wednesday close $48.22, up4 pct after market

The largest U.S. auto parts maker on Wednesday said it willincrease its share buyback program by $3 billion to bring theplan to $3.65 billion over the next three years.

** AIR LEASE CORP, Wednesday close $32.76, down 4.5pct after market

The aircraft leasing company late on Wednesday announced asecondary offering of 10.1 million shares of its Class A commonstock by affiliates of Ares Management LLC, Leonard Green &Partners LP and WL Ross & Co LLC. The company will not receiveany proceeds from the sale.

** AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, Wednesday close $2.12, down2 pct after market

The company said it reacquired the development and marketingrights to its experimental treatment for Fabry disease frompartner GlaxoSmithKline. Fabry disease is a type ofrare, genetic disease caled lysosomal storagedisease.

Amicus also said it acquired privately held CallidusBiopharma that develops enzyme replacement therapies forlysosomal storage diseases.

At least two brokerages downgraded the stock on Thursday.

** YUM BRANDS INC, Wednesday close $72.32

The company said it would combine the U.S. and internationaldivisions of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and keep its China andIndia units separate.

** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, Wednesday close $165

The bank lost more than $1 billion on currency trades duringthe third quarter, recent regulatory filings show, offering someinsight into why the firm, considered one of Wall Street's mostsavvy traders, reported its worst quarter in a key trading unitsince the financial crisis.

** FANNIE MAE, Wednesday close $2.75

** FREDDIE MAC, Wednesday close $2.52

The United States rejected Fairholme Capital Management'srecapitalization proposal of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, sayingthe only way to revamp the home loan market is through properhousing finance reform, according to Gene Sperling, a senioradviser to the president.

** GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC, Wednesday close $49.09

The Canadian apparel maker reported a 9 percentrise in fourth-quarter profit, helped by lower cotton prices andhigher sales in its printwear business.

** ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH INC, Wednesday close $2.52

The company, said its lead cancer drug improvedsurvival rates in patients with head-and-neck cancer, comparedto those receiving chemotherapy alone.

** FOREST LABORATORIES, Wednesday close $51.42

U.S. health regulators have declined to approve a newantipsychotic drug from Forest Laboratories and Richter, citing the need for more information, includingadditional clinical trial data.

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