MARKET PULSE-YRC, Pluristem, Halliburton, Travelers Cos, JPMorgan

Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:27am 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 rose on Tuesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.49 percent at 16,477, S&P 500 futures were up 0.26 percent at 1,839.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.48 percent at 3,602.

** YRC WORLDWIDE INC, Friday close $15.82, +19.47 pct premarket

The trucking company and the Teamsters union reached a tentative deal for a new labor contract that sets the stage for the struggling company to push ahead with a refinancing plan.

** PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $4.43, +7.22 pct premarket

The company said results from its early/mid-stage clinical trial indicated its placenta-derived stem cells for the treatment of muscle injury were safe and provided evidence the cells might be effective in treating orthopedic injuries.

** TRAVELERS COS INC, Friday close $86.47, +0.64 pct premarket   Continued...