(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 in tandem with higher oil prices and after a punishing, widespread rout this week due to concerns about the health of the global economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 1.08 percent at 15,781, S&P 500 futures were up 1.23 percent at 1,847 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 1.15 percent at 4,006.75.
** GROUPON INC, Thursday close $2.24, +18.30 pct premarket
The company reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, as strong sales in North America and restructuring of its businesses boosted margins.
** SELECT COMFORT CORP, Thursday close $20.51, -17.60 pct premarket
The mattress maker reported lower-than-expected Q4 revenue, hurt by lost sales and higher costs due to issues with its enterprise resource planning software implementation.
** ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC, Thursday close $30.52, -4.06 pct premarket
The company’s revenue and profit for the holiday quarter missed market estimates, as strong sales of its latest “Call of Duty” videogame failed to offset lackluster demand for role-playing title “Skylanders: SuperChargers”.
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Thursday close $53.07, +4.18 pct premarket
Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, on Thursday bought 500,000 shares of the company’s stock for more than $25 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
** AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC, Thursday close $50.52, +1.64 pct premarket
The company capitulated in its boardroom fight with activist investor Carl Icahn, nominating both his representative and billionaire John Paulson to its board, as it unveiled a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.
** ALPHABET INC, Thursday close $706.36, +0.94 pct premarket
The company’s self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise.
** CBS CORP, Thursday close $43.57
The company’s profit rose in line with Wall Street expectations on Thursday as the media company reported a bump in network advertising and said international sales of its television shows were strong.
** VALERO ENERGY CORP, Thursday close $55.57
** PBF ENERGY INC, Thursday close $28.3
** DELTA AIR LINES INC, Thursday close $42.7, +0.94 pct premarket
** EXXON MOBIL CORP, Thursday close $79.6, +1.52 pct premarket
At least five refiners have voluntarily cut output of gasoline and distillate in the most widespread cuts since the global financial crisis, moves that may deepen crude’s prolonged rout as storage tanks at Cushing, Oklahoma, the main U.S. oil hub, near capacity.
** CENOVUS ENERGY INC, Thursday close $10.01
The Canadian oil producer said it may sell up to $5 billion of stock, debt or other securities, a day after it announced a dividend cut, as the company shores up its balance sheet amid a slump in oil prices.
** BOEING CO, Thursday close $108.44, -0.77 pct premarket
The company’s shares fell after getting hit by a report that regulators are probing the company’s accounting and by mounting concerns about slowing sales and production.
** GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC, Thursday close $39.15, +0.13 pct premarket
Britain’s competition watchdog has fined GlaxoSmithKline 37.6 million pounds ($54.4 million) for market abuse in striking deals to delay the launch of cheap generic copies of its former blockbuster antidepressant Seroxat.
** FIREEYE INC, Thursday close $12.41, +1.53 pct premarket
The cyber security company forecast first-quarter revenue largely above analysts’ estimates as it expects to sign up more customers.
** AMAZON.COM INC, Thursday close $503.82, +1.40 pct premarket
Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com Inc, said it has acquired NICE, a software developer for technical computing.
** KROGER CO, Thursday close $36.43, +1.35 pct premarket
** FRESH MARKET INC, Thursday close $22.68, +2.25 pct premarket
The largest supermarket chain in the United States, is seeking to acquire Fresh Market, a U.S. specialty grocery retailer that has been exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
** AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS INC, Thursday close $11.75, +17.45 pct premarket
The U.S. auto parts maker reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strength in North American light vehicle production. (Reporting by Rosmi Shaji in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)