MARKET PULSE-Sprint, Joy Global, Halozyme, RCS Capital,

Thu Jun 5, 2014 7:59am EDT
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June 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index e-mini futures were slightly higher on Thursday as investors awaited what is expected to be a significant easing move from the European Central Bank: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.15 percent at 16,743, S&P 500 futures were up 0.05 percent at 1,926.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.05 percent at 3,745.25.

** SPRINT CORP, Wednesday close $9.4, +2.34 pct premarket

** T-MOBILE US INC, Wednesday close $34.28

Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signalling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers.

** AT&T INC, Wednesday close $35.05

** DIRECTV, Wednesday close $82.55

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on June 24 to discuss AT&T's proposed deal to buy DirecTV, the panel said on Wednesday.   Continued...