BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Boeing, Dow, Unilever, Yelp
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U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, implying a rebound from the previous session as investors used the drop to add to positions and looked ahead to the release of some key corporate reports for further incentives: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.68 percent at 16,536, S&P 500 futures were up 0.56 percent at 1,935.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.58 percent at 3,972.
** BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, Wednesday close $137.65
Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those holdings alone totals more than $5 billion, provided Berkshire's stakes have remained the same since June 30, the last date for which they were disclosed.
** BOEING CO, Wednesday close $121.45
The aircraft maker reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business.