BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Mechel, Mol Global, Aratana, ImmunoGen, BlackBerry, Cerus
(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. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years.
Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.16 percent at 17,814, S&P 500 futures were up 0.08 percent at 2,066.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.18 percent at 4,272.75.
** MECHEL OAO, Thursday close $0.5291, +41.75 pct premarket
The Eurasian Development Bank allowed the Russian miner to postpone payments for its 2.1-billion-rouble loan until 2016 from 2014-2015.
** ARATANA THERAPEUTICS INC, Thursday close $13.07, +37.72 pct premarket
The pet drugmaker said dogs with joint pains that took its drug showed improvement compared with those given a placebo.