BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Gold stocks, Qualcomm, Russian stocks
(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 higher open on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.22 percent at 18,027, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.22 percent at 2,083.25 and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.30 percent at 4,295.25.
** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, Wednesday close $5.97, +4.69 pct premarket
** AGNICO EAGLE MINE LTD, Wednesday close $23.65, +3.76 pct premarket
** SILVER WHEATON CORP, Wednesday close $19.95, +3.26 pct premarket
** BARRICK GOLD CORP, Wednesday close $10.31, +3.10 pct premarket
** SILVER STANDARD RESOURCES INC, Wednesday close $4.66, +3.65 pct premarket
Gold gained in thin post-Christmas trading as dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies.
Spot gold rose as much as 2.2 percent to $1,199 an ounce by 07:20 ET, while silver prices rose 3.8 percent to $16.30 an ounce. Continued...