BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-YRC Worldwide, LinkedIn, Expedia
(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 indexes were set to open slightly higher on Friday after better-than-expected earnings reports from energy majors Exxon and Chevron. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.22 percent at 17,723, S&P 500 futures were up 0.19 percent at 2,087 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.18 percent at 4,670.25.
** YRC WORLDWIDE INC, Thursday close $13.85, +19.86 pct premarket
The trucking company reported a better-than-expected Q3 profit, helped by higher revenue per shipment in its freight business.
** LINKEDIN CORP, Thursday close $217, +11.98 pct premarket
The company's quarterly revenue and profit handily beat analysts' estimates as the world's biggest professional networking website operator earned more from its recruitment services business and from advertisements and paid memberships.