BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Exelis, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pandora Media
(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 e-mini futures rose on Friday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.39 percent at 17,853, S&P 500 futures were up 0.34 percent at 2,062 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.28 percent at 4,259.25.
** TWITTER INC, Thursday close $41.26, +11.73 pct premarket
The microblogging website company said on Thursday that it was signing up users as quickly as most of last year after a fourth-quarter slowdown. Twitter beat Wall Street's profit and revenue targets in the fourth quarter. User growth weakened in the quarter, but picked up in the new year, Chief Executive Dick Costolo said in a statement.
At least 12 brokerages raised their target price by as much as $10 to as high as $67.
** LINKEDIN CORP, Thursday close $237.97, +10.76 pct premarket
The corporate networking site reported a higher-than-expected 44 percent jump in quarterly revenue as more businesses used its services to assess candidates for employment.