BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Oil stocks, Vringo, dry bulk shippers
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as the market's recent upward bias looked to continue in a holiday-shortened session, though energy shares saw heavy pressure as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.08 percent at 17,824, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.11 percent at 2,070 and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.28 percent at 4,330.
** EXXON MOBIL CORP, Wednesday close $94.48, -3.19 pct premarket
** CHEVRON CORP, Wednesday close $115.11, -3.18 pct premarket
** HESS CORP, Wednesday close $80.83, -6.90 pct premarket
** TALISMAN ENERGY INC, Wednesday close $5.79, -13.82 pct premarket
** PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD, Wednesday close $4.37, -9.38 pct premarket
** SEADRILL LTD, Wednesday close $15.99, -6.25 pct premarket
** HALLIBURTON CO, Wednesday close $47.34, -5.94 pct premarket Continued...