MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Nike, Red Hat, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) 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 Theflyonthewall.com. Continued...