(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 futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the January employment report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.08 percent at 16,341, S&P 500 futures were up 0.03 percent at 1,908.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.07 percent at 4,158.5.
** LINKEDIN CORP, Thursday close $192.28, -30.70 pct premarket
The operator of the world’s largest online network for professionals forecast first-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street estimates as growth slows in its ads business and its hiring services face pressure outside North America, dragging its shares down 28 percent after the bell.
** SYMANTEC CORP, Thursday close $19.18, +12.04 pct premarket
The company, best known for its Norton antivirus software, said Silver Lake Partners had invested $500 million in the company and that the private equity firm would get a board seat.
** TABLEAU SOFTWARE INC, Thursday close $81.75, -38.79 pct premarket
The company posted top and bottom line beat, but license revenue growth, a key barometer, missed expectations.
** HESS CORP, Thursday close $43.47, -10.05 pct premarket
The oil producer launched dual offerings. It announced 25 million shares of common stock and 10 million depositary shares at $50, representing an interest in 3-year mandatory convertible preferred stock.
** HANESBRANDS INC, Thursday close $29.39, -10.85 pct premarket
The apparel maker and retailer reported surprise fall in its fourth-quarter net sales due to a drop in traffic at its stores.
** ARCELORMITTAL SA, Thursday close $4.13, -7.26 pct premarket
The world’s largest steelmaker, launched plans on Friday for a $3 billion share issue to help reduce debt and cut costs, having been hit by a plunge in steel prices which it blamed on a surge in cheap exports from China. The company forecast on Friday that global apparent steel demand would rise by up to 0.5 percent in 2016.
** SIERRA WIRELESS INC, Thursday close $14.69, -22.40 pct premarket
Canadian wireless equipment maker reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, hurt by fall in demand from its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers.
** QUOTIENT LTD, Thursday close $10.3, -9.71 pct premarket
The diagnostic company priced public offering of 4.4 million shares at $9, representing a 12.6 percent discount to stock’s Thursday close.
** OUTERWALL INC, Thursday close $32.69, -20.92 pct premarket
Redbox DVD rental kiosk owner forecast full-year 2016 core earnings of $5.00-$6.30 per share from continuing operations, below average analyst estimate of $7.14 per share. (Compiled by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Edited by Shounak Dasgupta)