BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Nike, Apple, BlackBerry, Galapagos
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures rose on Friday, a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expected the central bank to raise interest rates later this year: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 1.37 percent at 16,319, S&P 500 futures were up 1.22 percent at 1,942.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 1.14 percent at 4,294.5.
** NIKE INC, Thursday close $114.79, +8.50 pct premarket
** UNDER ARMOUR INC, Thursday close $102.19, +2.64 pct premarket
The world's largest sportswear maker's first-quarter profit outpaced expectations as surprisingly steep China growth boosted the company, despite fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
Shares of Under Armour also rose after Nike's results.
** APPLE INC, Thursday close $115, +1.13 pct premarket Continued...