BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-McDonald's, Alphabet, Microsoft, AMD
(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 little changed on Friday ahead of a slew of earnings reports by industry bellwethers such as Caterpillar and McDonald's. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.01 percent at 17,897, S&P 500 futures were down 0.02 percent at 2,082.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.33 percent at 4,483.
** CATERPILLAR INC, Thursday close $78.66, +0.01 pct premarket
The world's largest construction and mining equipment maker lowered its 2016 sales and earnings outlook and posted a lower first-quarter net profit on Friday as revenues declined in the company's construction, oil and gas, mining and rail business segments.
** MCDONALD'S CORP, Thursday close $125.79, +1.76 pct premarket
The world's biggest restaurant chain reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as its all-day breakfast and promotional offerings attracted more customers to its U.S. restaurants.
** ALPHABET INC, Thursday close $780, -4.81 pct premarket Continued...