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(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 pointed to a higher open on Friday, indicating that a rally that lifted the S&P 500 close to record levels in the previous session could continue following some strong results from technology companies. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.09 percent at 16,115, S&P 500 futures were up 0.18 percent at 1,839.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.10 percent at 3,675.
** HEWLETT PACKARD CO, Thursday close $30.19, +1.19 pct premarket
The computing giant's revenue fell less than Wall Street expected in the first quarter and it raised its outlook for fiscal 2014 earnings as the company grew sales at its two largest businesses and again signaled a better year ahead.
** DISH NETWORK CORP, Thursday close $57.07, +3.29 pct premarket
** CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC, Thursday close $131.84, +0.12 pct premarket
Dish Network, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company after DirecTV, reported a 38 percent rise in profit for the fourth quarter as it generated higher average revenue per user.
Charter Communications, the fourth-largest U.S. cable operator, posted a fourth-quarter profit, helped by growth in internet, commercial and video revenue. Continued...