MARKET PULSE-Microsoft, Xerox, PTC Therapeutics, Qualcomm, P&G
(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 0.48 percent at 16,074, S&P 500 futures were down 0.47 percent at 1,815.6 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.49 percent at 3,596.
** MICROSOFT CORP, Thursday close $36.055, +3.43 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.
** PTC THERAPEUTICS INC, Thursday close $26.22, -20.10 pct premarket
The company said a committee of the European Medicines Agency did not recommend conditional approval for its drug for the treatment of a rare muscular disorder.
** XEROX CORP, Thursday close $11.76, -2.21 pct premarket Continued...