Stock index futures indicates a mixed open



The shares of Europe hit a 5 month rise on Friday, having a key index that is set to enlarge its best winning streak weekly in 7 years, with the expectations that the policymakers of Europe might dissolve their differences & work closely for tackling the debt crisis.

Gap (GPS.N) would be highlighted after posting the higher quarterly profits on Thursday. It would be helped by the bright-colored jeans & tight inventories, along with the clothing retailers that would rise to its whole year forecast.

President of Minneapolis Fed, Narayana Kocherlakota stated on Thursday that the Federal Reserve of U.S. might need to increase the rates of interest earlier than the late 2014, in spite of the continued vast unemployment.

The number 2 oil company of U.S., Chevron (CVX.N) has plead against the injunction that is banning it & Transocean Ltd (RIG.N), the drilling contractor, from doing their operations in Brazil whilst civil & criminal alleges over the of November last are judged.

The pension fund of Indiana union, which owns shares of Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT.N), sued the organization for gaining access to the thousands of the internal documents, which are related to the allegations that one of the Walmart subsidiaries had bribed the government officials of Mexico.

The third-quarter results of the maker of storage equipment of network, Brocade Communication Systems Inc (BRCD.O), have beaten the estimates of Wall Street. It has boosted by 13% increase in the sales of storage equipment. The company also said that the chief executive wishes to resign.

The distributor of technology products ScanSource Inc. (SCSC.O) has forecasted the first-quarter profits much below the estimates of the analysts due to the frail sales in the Europe, that lead its shared go down 10% in the extended trade.

The current-quarter results of Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd’s (MRVL.O) might let go of its expectations on the uncertain growth at the profitable business of cell phone chips in China, & continued deceleration in the sales of PCs.

The rates of weak shipping weighed on the quarterly results of DryShips Inc. (DRYS.O) took shine off the raise in demands at the drilling units of Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG.O) (OCRG.NFF).



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