BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Visa, Akamai, DreamWorks
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U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday as investors looked ahead to a report on economic growth and continued to digest recent comments from the Federal Reserve. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.51 percent at 16,837, S&P 500 futures were down 0.62 percent at 1,960 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.68 percent at 4,044.75.
** VISA INC, Wednesday close $214.66, +3.52 pct premarket
The world's largest credit and debit card company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday and announced a new $5 billion stock buyback program. The company said mobile payment industry would be "a great driver" for business.
** GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO, Wednesday close $23.03
The tire maker reported a higher-than-expected third quarter profit as raw material costs fell in North America.