MARKET PULSE- BlackBerry, J.C. Penney, Nike, Accenture
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday. S&P 500 futures were down 0.4 percent, Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.34 percent.
** BLACKBERRY LTD, Thursday close $7.95, down 2.3 pct premarket
The company reported a huge quarterly loss, days after accepting its largest shareholder's tentative $4.7 billion bid to take it out of the public eye.
** J.C. PENNEY CO INC, Thursday close $10.42, down 7 pct premarket
The retailer will raise up to $932 million from a share offering of 96.6 million shares at $9.65 each. The offering includes a 30-day option for underwriters to buy 12.6 million shares, the company said.
** NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS, Thursday close $13.85, down 17 pct premarket
The drugmaker said its experimental drug to treat chronic pain in patients with arthritis of the knee failed to meet its main goal in a mid-stage clinical trial. Continued...