BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-AmEx, Kinder Morgan, Texas Instruments
(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 Thursday ahead of a host of key earnings reports and economic data. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.32 percent at 17,111, S&P 500 futures were up 0.39 percent at 2,016.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.46 percent at 4,419.5.
** AMERICAN EXPRESS CO, Wednesday close $76.51, -3.62 pct premarket
The world's largest credit card issuer reported a quarterly profit that missed analysts' estimates as costs rose and a strong dollar ate into revenue from its international business.
** KINDER MORGAN INC, Wednesday close $31.42, -6.27 pct premarket
The company on Wednesday increased its quarterly dividend but said the payout would grow a bit slower next year as the U.S. pipeline company seeks to maintain financial flexibility in a slumping commodities market.
** TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC, Wednesday close $51.9, +8.17 pct premarket
The company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by higher sales of its analog and embedded chips. Continued...