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(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) Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday as oil held on to gains, a day after the European Central Bank unveiled a widely expected stimulus package to spark growth in the region. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.82 percent at 17,134, S&P 500 futures were up 0.88 percent at 2,006.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 1.05 percent at 4,330.
** WILLIAMS COS INC, Thursday close $15.89, +2.58 pct premarket
** ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP, Thursday close $7.13, +4.07 pct premarket
U.S. pipeline companies Williams Cos and Energy Transfer Equity have clashed publicly over ETE's efforts to finance its $14 billion takeover of Williams.
** ULTA SALON COSMETICS, Thursday close $163.39, +13.96 pct premarket
The beauty product retailer forecast first-quarter sales of $1.02 billion-$1.03 billion compared with analysts' estimate of $1.01 billion.
** VERICEL CORP, Thursday close $3.95, +18.73 pct premarket
The drugmaker said its experimental drug reduced death, hospitalizations and emergency visits in patients, who are at risk of a heart failure, in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up 80 percent in premarket trading.
** SUNEDISON INC, Thursday close $1.8, +1.11 pct premarket
The company said Ilan Daskal would take over as chief financial officer when Brian Wuebbels moves to its units, TerraForm Power Inc and TerraForm Global Inc, as chief executive and president.
** FINISAR CORP, Thursday close $14.18, +16.08 pct premarket
The network equipment maker reported third-quarter profit above analysts' estimates, helped partly by higher gross margin.
** AUTODESK INC, Thursday close $55.95, +0.00 pct premarket
The AutoCAD design software maker said on Friday it had reached a settlement with activist investors Eminence Capital LP and Sachem Head Capital, and appointed three directors to its board.
** BOJANGLES INC, Thursday close $15.03, +7.65 pct premarket
The chicken-and-biscuits restaurant chain reported fourth-quarter sales of $128.8 million compared with analysts' estimate of $127.7 million.
** APPLE INC, Thursday close $101.17, +0.75 pct premarket
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said Apple's rhetoric was "false" in a high-profile fight over the government's bid to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.
** COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO, Thursday close $68.23, +0.00 pct premarket
The company said on Thursday it would cut more jobs under an extended restructuring program as the world's largest toothpaste maker grapples with tough macro-economic conditions, including a strong dollar.
** VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL INC, Thursday close $66.15, +1.21 pct premarket
A U.S. congressional committee stepped up the pressure on the drugmaker on Thursday, urging the company to explain why it was withholding documents related to an investigation into drug pricing.
** ALLERGAN PLC, Thursday close $289.25
The European Commission on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' $40.5 billion acquisition of the generics activities of Allergan conditional on a number of divestments, notably Allergan businesses in Britain and Ireland.
** UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP, Thursday close $96.18, +0.46 pct premarket
** HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC, Thursday close $108.36, -1.26 pct premarket
United Tech, the The maker of jet engines, aircraft components and building systems, said it is open to doing a large acquisition despite rejecting a merger proposed by Honeywell International.
** MCDONALD'S CORP, Thursday close $119.98, +0.43 pct premarket
A highly anticipated trial over whether the company could be on the hook for its franchisees' alleged retaliation against employees who participated in fast-food worker protests across the United States began on Thursday.
** YUM BRANDS INC, Thursday close $76.76, +1.63 pct premarket
Yum Brands-owned Taco Bell upped the ante in the breakfast wars, launching a nationwide $1 breakfast menu in a bid to compete with other fast-food chains that are cashing in on the trend.
** FXCM INC, Thursday close $14.57, -21.07 pct premarket
The online foreign exchange broker's fourth-quarter revenue fell about 34 percent; net loss of $105 million compared with a profit of $15.8 million a year earlier.
** ZUMIEZ INC, Thursday close $21.88, -8.50 pct premarket
The sports apparel and accessories maker's first-quarter sales and profit forecasts missed analysts' estimates, as it expected same-store sales to fall 5-7 percent.
** UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC, Thursday close $57.26, +0.07 pct premarket
United Airlines and Air New Zealand have struck a revenue-sharing agreement, the companies said on Friday, as airlines boost flights to New Zealand's fast-growing tourism market.
** SUNRUN INC, Thursday close $7.15, -11.33 pct premarket
The solar panel installer expected to deploy 56 MW in first quarter 2016 compared with 68 MW deployed in fourth quarter 2015.
** EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC, Thursday close $15.13, -5.68 pct premarket
The restaurant chain operator forecast 2016 adjusted earnings in the range of 70-74 cents per share, largely below average estimate of 74 cents.
** KRATOS DEFENSE AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS INC, Thursday close $3.68, $3.68, +1.21 pct premarket
The defense and security equipment maker posted fourth-quarter adjusted profit of 2 cents per share, compared with the average analyst estimate of a loss of 11 cents.
** FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES INC, Thursday close $61.56
The company is seeking to sell SunGard Data Systems Inc's business that serves the public sector and education markets, hoping to fetch more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. (Compiled by Manish Parashar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)