MARKET PULSE-Skullcandy, Big Lots, Alaska Communications, FireEye

Fri Mar 7, 2014 9:27am EST
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U.S. stocks were set for a higher open on Friday after more jobs than expected were created in February, with traders keeping an eye on lingering tensions in Ukraine. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.41 percent at 16,483, S&P 500 futures were up 0.41 percent at 1,884 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.27 percent at 3,732.

** SKULLCANDY INC, Thursday close $7.43, +24.50 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, -24.21 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...