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Pre-Market: Twitter Apes Facebook Design; Republicans Cave on Debt Celing
Some Twitter users are seeing a news feed-like redesign of Twitter, which investors like.
Vincent Trivett    

After day four of the biggest rally of the year, stock index futures were relatively flat before the opening bell. Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) could fall today after the company cut its growth forecasts.

Before the opening bell, Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) futures were down 0.05% to 15,921. S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) futures fell 0.05% to 1,812.70 and futures on the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) rose 0.03% to 3,614.00. No major economic indicators are due to come out today.

Yesterday, stocks staged a huge rally after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made optimistic comments about the state of the economy in her testimony in Congress. Also, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted yesterday to raise the debt limit without wrangling concessions from the Democrats on other issues, avoiding a repeat of October 2013's government shutdown.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares rose 1.4% after the company said that it is working on a major redesign of the profile page that mimics the look and feel of Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) news feed. Some users, including a reporter at Mashable, are finding that their profile pages now give much more prominence to the header image and put more emphasis on photos. This is a major departure from Twitter's signature timeline.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares fell 1.9% after UBS (NYSE:UBS) analysts lowered their rating on the stock to Neutral from Buy. The analysts pointed to Amazon's slowing growth in the fourth quarter as a reason for their downgrade.

Procter & Gamble shares fell 0.8% after the world's largest consumer goods company cut its sales and profit forecast. The company said that per-share earnings will grow just 3% to 5% this year due to currency fluctuations, political troubles in Egypt, and price controls in Venezuela. Previously, the company projected growth of 5% to 7%.

After the bell today, Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) is expected to report earnings per share of $0.37 on $11.03 billion in sales, down from $0.59 per share and $12.10 billion a year ago.

In overseas news, Chinese exports jumped 10.6% year-over-year in January. The spike surprised economists, who expected exports to rise just 0.1%. A separate report showed that the manufacturing sector contracted last month.

Twitter: @vincent_trivett
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.
Pre-Market: Twitter Apes Facebook Design; Republicans Cave on Debt Celing
Some Twitter users are seeing a news feed-like redesign of Twitter, which investors like.
Vincent Trivett    

After day four of the biggest rally of the year, stock index futures were relatively flat before the opening bell. Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) could fall today after the company cut its growth forecasts.

Before the opening bell, Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) futures were down 0.05% to 15,921. S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) futures fell 0.05% to 1,812.70 and futures on the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) rose 0.03% to 3,614.00. No major economic indicators are due to come out today.

Yesterday, stocks staged a huge rally after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made optimistic comments about the state of the economy in her testimony in Congress. Also, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted yesterday to raise the debt limit without wrangling concessions from the Democrats on other issues, avoiding a repeat of October 2013's government shutdown.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares rose 1.4% after the company said that it is working on a major redesign of the profile page that mimics the look and feel of Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) news feed. Some users, including a reporter at Mashable, are finding that their profile pages now give much more prominence to the header image and put more emphasis on photos. This is a major departure from Twitter's signature timeline.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares fell 1.9% after UBS (NYSE:UBS) analysts lowered their rating on the stock to Neutral from Buy. The analysts pointed to Amazon's slowing growth in the fourth quarter as a reason for their downgrade.

Procter & Gamble shares fell 0.8% after the world's largest consumer goods company cut its sales and profit forecast. The company said that per-share earnings will grow just 3% to 5% this year due to currency fluctuations, political troubles in Egypt, and price controls in Venezuela. Previously, the company projected growth of 5% to 7%.

After the bell today, Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) is expected to report earnings per share of $0.37 on $11.03 billion in sales, down from $0.59 per share and $12.10 billion a year ago.

In overseas news, Chinese exports jumped 10.6% year-over-year in January. The spike surprised economists, who expected exports to rise just 0.1%. A separate report showed that the manufacturing sector contracted last month.

Twitter: @vincent_trivett
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.
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Pre-Market: Twitter Apes Facebook Design; Republicans Cave on Debt Celing
Some Twitter users are seeing a news feed-like redesign of Twitter, which investors like.
Vincent Trivett    

After day four of the biggest rally of the year, stock index futures were relatively flat before the opening bell. Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) could fall today after the company cut its growth forecasts.

Before the opening bell, Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) futures were down 0.05% to 15,921. S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) futures fell 0.05% to 1,812.70 and futures on the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) rose 0.03% to 3,614.00. No major economic indicators are due to come out today.

Yesterday, stocks staged a huge rally after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made optimistic comments about the state of the economy in her testimony in Congress. Also, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted yesterday to raise the debt limit without wrangling concessions from the Democrats on other issues, avoiding a repeat of October 2013's government shutdown.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares rose 1.4% after the company said that it is working on a major redesign of the profile page that mimics the look and feel of Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) news feed. Some users, including a reporter at Mashable, are finding that their profile pages now give much more prominence to the header image and put more emphasis on photos. This is a major departure from Twitter's signature timeline.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares fell 1.9% after UBS (NYSE:UBS) analysts lowered their rating on the stock to Neutral from Buy. The analysts pointed to Amazon's slowing growth in the fourth quarter as a reason for their downgrade.

Procter & Gamble shares fell 0.8% after the world's largest consumer goods company cut its sales and profit forecast. The company said that per-share earnings will grow just 3% to 5% this year due to currency fluctuations, political troubles in Egypt, and price controls in Venezuela. Previously, the company projected growth of 5% to 7%.

After the bell today, Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) is expected to report earnings per share of $0.37 on $11.03 billion in sales, down from $0.59 per share and $12.10 billion a year ago.

In overseas news, Chinese exports jumped 10.6% year-over-year in January. The spike surprised economists, who expected exports to rise just 0.1%. A separate report showed that the manufacturing sector contracted last month.

Twitter: @vincent_trivett
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.
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