MARKET PULSE-Disney, Whole Foods, Electronic Arts, Trimble, FireEye
(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 Wednesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.23 percent at 16,398, S&P 500 futures were up 0.17 percent at 1,867.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.15 percent at 3,556.5.
** WALT DISNEY CO, Tuesday close $81.03, +1.01 pct premarket
The media company reported a higher profit that beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter ended in March, boosted by the continued strength of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen."
** PFIZER INC, Tuesday close $29.43, -0.58 pct premarket
Britain could use its public interest powers to intervene in U.S. drugmaker Pfizer's $106 billion takeover bid for British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, Business Secretary Vince Cable said.
** COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP, Tuesday close $49.2, -2.78 pct premarket Continued...