MARKET PULSE-Time Warner, CBS, Angie's List, SunPower, Retrophin
(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 fell on Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.45 percent at 15,871, S&P 500 futures were down 0.46 percent at 1,808.8 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.39 percent at 3,610.5.
** COMCAST CORP, Wednesday close $55.24, -4.06 pct premarket
** TIME WARNER CABLE INC, Wednesday close $135.31, +7.53 pct premarket
** CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC Wednesday close $137.57, -6.23 pct premarket
Comcast Corp said on Thursday that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal that combines the two largest U.S. cable operators. The friendly takeover comes as a surprise after months of public pursuit of Time Warner by smaller rival Charter Communications.
** CISCO SYSTEMS INC, Wednesday close $22.85, -4.07 pct premarket
The network gear maker forecast on Wednesday a 6-8 percent revenue slide this quarter, underlining its struggle to rekindle demand in emerging markets like China, even as hardware spending sags globally.