BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Apple, Boeing, Yahoo, Abiomed
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U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including from Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.21 percent at 17,414, S&P 500 futures were up 0.37 percent at 2,037.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 1.06 percent at 4,221.75.
** APPLE INC, Tuesday close $109.14, +7.66 pct premarket
The iPhone maker's quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.
** BOEING CO, Tuesday close $132.48, +3.29 pct premarket
The aircraft maker reported a 19 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by booming demand for commercial aircraft.
** ABIOMED INC, Tuesday close $38.63, +29.43 pct premarket Continued...