BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tesla, Ulta Salon, Autobytel, Weibo

Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:18am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for more market insights, including options activity, ; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, with investors holding off on making big bets ahead of the release of key consumer data, though the Dow and S&P 500 were on track to snap a five-week streak of gains. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent at 17,044, S&P 500 futures were down 0.01 percent at 1,996.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.03 percent at 4,089.75.

** TESLA MOTORS, Thursday close $280.31, +0.39 pct premarket

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a package of bills to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors, putting a bow on the deal for the electric car company to build a massive factory in the state.

** ULTA SALON COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCE INC, Thursday close $97.48, +15.82 pct premarket

The beauty product retailer raised its full-year same-store sales growth forecast to 7.8 percent from 4-6 percent, while its second-quarter sales and profit beat estimates.

The company raised its full-year earnings per share growth estimate to 20 percent from the mid-teens percentage and also forecast higher-than-expected current quarter sales, helped by new products and increased traffic.