BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Amazon, Visa, Starbucks, Pandora, Juniper
(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 were higher on Friday after three straight days of losses as Amazon, Visa and Starbucks beat expectations. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent at 17,686, S&P 500 futures were up 0.06 percent at 2,099.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.12 percent at 4,625.75.
** AMAZON.COM INC, Thursday close $482.18, +19.72 pct premarket
The online retailer posted an unexpected quarterly profit, pushing its market value above that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the world's largest retailer.
** VISA INC, Thursday close $71.75, +6.27 pct premarket
The credit and debit card issuer said it was in talks to reunite with former subsidiary Visa Europe Ltd in a deal that would give the global company more scale to compete with arch-rival MasterCard Inc.
** STARBUCKS CORP, Thursday close $56.56, +3.87 pct premarket
The company reported higher quarterly profit on Thursday as new food, drinks and technology helped the world's biggest coffee chain attract more customers. Continued...