MARKET PULSE-Microsoft, Xerox, Intuitive Surgical, Qualcomm, GM

Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:39am 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 fell on Friday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.64 percent at 16,047, S&P 500 futures were down 0.69 percent at 1,811.7 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.67 percent at 3,589.5.

** MICROSOFT CORP, Thursday close $36.055, +3.23 pct premarket

The company posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.

** XEROX CORP, Thursday close $11.76, -1.96 pct premarket

The company, best known as a maker of printers and copiers, reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue.

** EBAY INC, Thursday close $54.94, -0.89 pct premarket   Continued...