US STOCKS-Futures little changed as investors digest results

viernes 16 de octubre de 2015 08:58 GYT
 

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday as investors digested mixed quarterly results from industrial heavyweights General Electric and Honeywell.

GE's shares were nearly flat at $28.10 premarket after the company posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit.

Industrial tools maker Grainger fell 5.3 percent to $209.88 after reporting a smaller-than-expected profit. Honeywell fell 1 percent to $97.48 after results.

"Today's earnings are mixed. They don't paint a strong one-directional picture of improvement or deterioration," said Doug Burtnick, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management.   Continuación...