BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-McDonald's, eBay, Valeant, Relypsa

Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:20am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday after strong results from McDonald's and eBay lifted sentiments and jobless claims data supported evidence of a strengthening labor market. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.77 percent at 17,187, S&P 500 futures were up 0.65 percent at 2,021.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.86 percent at 4,437.

** MCDONALD'S CORP, Wednesday close $102.54, +7.86 pct premarket

The world's biggest restaurant chain by sales reported its first rise in quarterly global same-restaurant sales in more than a year as demand recovered in China, where it had struggled after a food safety scandal, and menu changes boosted sales in the United States.

** AMERICAN EXPRESS CO, Wednesday close $76.51, -3.61 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.

** TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC, Wednesday close $51.9, +8.02 pct premarket

The company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by higher sales of its analog and embedded chips.   Continued...