MARKET PULSE- Exxon, Boeing, Visa, Mastercard, Facebook, Colgate-Palmolive

Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:32am EST
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U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, rebounding after a 1-percent drop in key indexes a day earlier, following the Federal Reserve's decision to continue paring stimulus despite a selloff in emerging markets. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.32 percent at 15,749, S&P 500 futures were up 0.16 percent at 1,774.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.40 percent at 3,487.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, Wednesday close $95.11, -0.74 pct premarket

The world's most valuable publicly traded oil company said its quarterly profit dropped 16 percent as production fell. For the fourth quarter, the company posted net income of $8.35 billion, or $1.91 per share, compared with $9.95 billion, or $2.20 per share, in the year-ago period. Total oil and natural gas production fell 1.8 percent from the year-ago period.

** BOEING CO, Wednesday close $129.78, +0.62 pct premarket

U.S. Air Force and Boeing officials on Wednesday expressed confidence that a $52 billion air refueling program would deliver its first 18 planes by August 2017 as scheduled, despite a Pentagon report warning that testing of the new aircraft could be delayed by at least six to 12 months.

** VISA INC, Wednesday close $217.12, +3.17 pct premarket   Continued...