MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Nike, Red Hat, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:53am EST
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures were slightly up on Friday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were unchanged, S&P 500 futures were up 0.08 percent at 1,803.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.12 percent at 3,497.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, Thursday close $6.25, -6.40 pct premarket

The smartphone maker reported a massive quarterly loss due to an inventory writedown and asset impairment charges, and its shares fell more than 6 percent.

** NIKE INC, Thursday close $78.26, +0.03 pct premarket

The company's quarterly profit rose as higher margin products made up a bigger share of its sales, and the sportswear maker said global orders for merchandise for delivery by April increased 13 percent.

** TIBCO SOFTWARE, Thursday close $24.48, -10.38 pct premarket

UBS Equities lowered its rating on the business software maker's stock to "neutral" from "buy," according to   Continued...