BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Facebook, Caterpillar, AT&T, Ford
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U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong data overseas and better than forecast results from Facebook. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.20 percent at 17,059, S&P 500 futures were up 0.24 percent at 1,985.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.38 percent at 3,990.5.
** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $71.29, +8.75 pct premarket
Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
** CATERPILLAR INC, Wednesday close $108.38, -1.76 pct premarket
The world's largest mining equipment maker reported lower-than-expected second-quarter sales due to weak demand from miners.
The company's sales fell 3 percent to $14.15 billion, lower than the average analyst estimate of $14.4 billion.