BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Dow Chemical, eBay, Relypsa, Dunkin' Brands
(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 0.41 percent at 17,126, S&P 500 futures were up 0.41 percent at 2,016.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.55 percent at 4,423.5.
** AMERICAN EXPRESS CO, Wednesday close $76.51, -4.09 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, -6.59 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, +7.78 pct premarket
The company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by higher sales of its analog and embedded chips. Continued...