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