MARKET PULSE-Apple, LinkedIn, Cigna, Fairway Group, Expedia, Outerwall
(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 rose on Friday following the strongest day of the year so far for equities, and ahead of the key government reading on payrolls for January. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.20 percent at 15,580, S&P 500 futures were up 0.38 percent at 1,773.3 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.62 percent at 3,509.
** LINKEDIN CORP, Thursday close $223.45, -7.25 pct premarket
The company delivered revenue forecasts that fell short of Wall Street's expectations, deflating hopes that the high-flying professional social network can sustain its growth streak.
** GOOGLE INC, Thursday close $1,159.96, +0.51 pct premarket
The internet search company will own a 5.94 percent stake in China's Lenovo Group Ltd worth $750 million once Lenovo's deal to buy Google's Motorola handset division closes, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
** APPLE INC, Thursday close $512.51, +1.50 pct premarket Continued...