US STOCKS-Futures edge higher; Nike jumps on buyback

viernes 20 de noviembre de 2015 08:31 GYT
 

* Futures up: Dow 58 pts, S&P 4.5 pts, Nasdaq 9.25 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday with no catalysts to drive the market convincingly in either direction.

* Barring a selloff, the market looked set for its best weekly performance since early October.

* Stocks closed slightly lower on Thursday, as a slump in healthcare stocks offset gains in tech names.

* Global stocks were also on track on Friday for their best week in more than a month.

* European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted again at the bank's readiness to expand its stimulus program.

* Minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's October meeting, released on Wednesday, hardened expectations of a December interest rate hike and hinted at a cautious approach after that.

* Nike's shares jumped 4.3 percent to $131.25 in premarket trading after the Dow component announced a $12 billion share buyback and a 2-for-1 share split.   Continuación...