US STOCKS-Wall St set for flat open after Wal-Mart results, data

jueves 13 de noviembre de 2014 10:07 GYT

* Wal-Mart climbs in premarket after results

* Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter & Gamble

* Initial jobless claims above expectations

* Futures up: Dow 10 pts, S&P 0.75 pts, Nasdaq 4.5 pts (Adds data, quote)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed on Thursday, as the Dow and S&P hovered near record highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market.

Wal-Mart shares advanced 2.1 percent to $80.85 in premarket trading after the retail giant posted a 2.9 percent increase in third-quarter revenue.

Weekly initial jobless claims rose 12,000 to 290,000, above expectations for 280,000 claims, but remained near a 14-year low, and stood for a ninth straight week below the 300,000 mark.

"What we've seen is the market kind of inching out little gains," said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois. "The market is just kind of tired."   Continuación...