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Fri Mar 7, 2014 8:46am EST
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U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 set to close a fourth week of gains in five, ahead of key jobs market data and amid lingering tensions in Ukraine. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.56 percent at 16,507, S&P 500 futures were up 0.56 percent at 1,886.9 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.46 percent at 3,739.25.

** SKULLCANDY INC, Thursday close $7.43, +27.59 pct premarket

The headphones maker reported better-than-forecast fourth-quarter results on Thursday and said it expected net sales to grow in mid- to high-single digits in 2014.

Northland Securities raised its rating on the stock to "outperform" from "market perform", according to

** NOVATEL WIRELESS INC, Thursday close $2.85, -22.81 pct premarket

The company, which makes USB modems and wireless modem cards for PCs, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter, hurt by fewer orders and contracts.   Continued...