BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Google, GE, Honeywell, Best Buy
(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) Nasdaq stock futures rose on Friday after strong results from Google overnight, while the S&P and Dow futures were little changed ahead of a raft of economic data that could give clues on the timing of an interest rate increase.
Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.02 percent at 18,017, S&P 500 futures were up 0.06 percent at 2,118.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.45 percent at 4,618.25.
** GOOGLE INC, Thursday close $601.78, +13.66 pct premarket
** GOOGLE INC, Thursday close $579.85, +13.28 pct premarket
The Web search leader's profit beat forecasts for the first time in six quarters, boosted by strong advertising revenue and its new CFO Ruth Porat' comments on disciplined spending.
BREAKINGVIEWS-Google's new CFO recalibrates investment algorithm
** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, Thursday close $27.04, +1.70 pct premarket
The U.S. conglomerate's quarterly industrial profit rose 5 percent, as stronger performance in its power division offset weak oil segment results, and the company raised its 2015 outlook for its industrial manufacturing businesses. Continued...