MARKET PULSE-Michael Kors, Yum Brands, BP, Wal-Mart, Polycom

Tue Feb 4, 2014 7:46am EST
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter U.S. stock index futures were up on Tuesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.23 percent at 15,327, S&P 500 futures were up 0.31 percent at 1,738.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.32 percent at 3,441.

** MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD, Monday close $76.67, +20.06 pct premarket

The company reported a 77 percent jump in third-quarter profit as shoppers snapped up its handbags and accessories.

** GOOGLE INC, Monday close $1,133.43, +0.23 pct premarket

The company's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google's Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China's biggest technology acquisition to date.

** YUM BRANDS INC, Monday close $66.16, +4.29 pct premarket]   Continued...