MARKET PULSE-Faceboook, S&P 500 changes, UNS Energy, Pepsi, Athenahealth
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.21 percent at 15,802, S&P 500 futures were down 0.16 percent at 1,777.9 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.12 percent at 3,466.5.
** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $49.38, +3.7 pct after market
** WILLIAMS COS, Wednesday close $34.34
Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday Facebook will join its S&P 500 stock index after the close of trading on Dec. 20, cementing the social media network's rise into one of the biggest, most powerful U.S. companies.
Facebook will also replace Williams Cos in the S&P 100 index of large U.S. companies. Williams will remain in the S&P 500.
** ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS INC, Wednesday close $243.70, +3 pct after market
** MOHAWK INDUSTRIES INC, Wednesday close $139.52, +2.4 pct after market
** ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO, Wednesday close $33.27, -1 pct after market Continued...