MARKET PULSE-Twitter, AOL, KKR, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney, GM
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.60 percent at 15,459, S&P 500 futures were up 0.49 percent at 1,752.6 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.33 percent at 3,457.
** TWITTER INC, Wednesday close $65.97, -22.39 pct premarket
The company reported its slowest pace of user growth in its recent history, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion. Twitter posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue of $243 million in its first results as a public company. But investors focused on the anemic user growth, as well as a severe decline in timeline views, a measure of user engagement.
** AOL INC, Wednesday close $47.57, +4.69 pct premarket
The digital media and entertainment company reported a better-than-expected 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher ad sales.
** GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS INC, Wednesday close $80.88, +40.63 pct premarket Continued...