US STOCKS-Wall St to dip at open after rally, soft earnings

jueves 10 de abril de 2014 09:01 GYT

* Initial claims drop more than expected

* Import prices jump, but broad inflation remains muted

* Bed, Bath & Beyond slumps after earnings

* Imperva drops after preliminary results

* Futures off: Dow 19 pts, S&P 2.25 pts, Nasdaq 5.25 pts (Adds data, updates prices)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in over a month, as strong economic data was offset by some disappointing corporate earnings.

* Bed, Bath & Beyond shares slumped 6 percent to $63.85 before the opening bell after the domestic merchandise retailer reported fourth-quarter earnings.

* Family Dollar Stores Inc lost 1.8 percent to $58 in premarket after it reported second-quarter results and gave an outlook that fell short of expectations. The discount retailer also said it would cut jobs, shut about 370 underperforming stores and lower prices on about 1,000 basic items.   Continuación...