MARKET PULSE-Mastercard, Zynga, Amazon, Google, DFC Global, Cytrx

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:40am EST
 
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U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Friday, setting Wall Street up for its first monthly decline since August, hurt by weaker-than-expected inflation data in the euro zone and ongoing concerns about turbulence in emerging markets. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.96 percent at 15,582, S&P 500 futures were down 0.95 percent at 1,764.3 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.48 percent at 3,485.25.

** MASTERCARD INC, Thursday close $79.76, -5.53 pct premarket

The world's No.2 credit and debit card company reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people across the world used plastic instead of cash.

** GREEN DOT CORP, Thursday close $26.73-100.00

The prepaid debit card company reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as it incurred higher operating expenses.

Brokerage SunTrust Robinson reduced its price target on the company's stock to $22 from $25, but maintained its "neutral" rating. Green Dot forecast full-year revenue in the range of $640-$650 million, well above the average analyst estimate of $631.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.   Continued...