PARIS Jan 31 U.S. stock index futures pointed
to a mixed open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the
S&P 500 down 0.04 percent, Dow Jones futures up
0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.31 percent at
* Facebook Inc will be in the spotlight after it
doubled its mobile advertising revenue in the fourth quarter, a
sign that the No.1 social network is seeing early success in
expanding onto handheld devices as more of its users migrate to
smartphones and tablets.
* Investors await a flurry of earnings from big companies
including Colgate-Palmolive, The Dow Chemical Company
, MasterCard Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc.
, United Parcel Service, Inc., Viacom Inc.
and Whirlpool Corp..
* On the macro front, weekly jobless claims are due at 1330
GMT and Chicago PMI at 1445 GMT. European shares fell in morning
trade after a mixed bag of earnings reports.
* Electronic Arts Inc slashed its fiscal 2013
earnings forecast after a weaker-than-expected holiday quarter
marked by disappointing sales of its "Medal of Honor" title, as
the industry struggles with flagging demand.
* ConocoPhillips reported a drop in quarterly profit
as oil and gas prices weakened and output from the third-largest
U.S. oil and gas producer remained steady compared with a year
before, though it anticipated a likely decline in the first
* Citigroup Inc is looking to pull out of consumer
banking in more countries in an effort to lower costs and boost
profits, according to two people familiar with the matter.
* All Nippon Airways Co, the launch airline for
Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet that has been grounded
with undiagnosed battery problems, said it lost more than $15
million in revenue from having to cancel Dreamliner flights this
* Skyworks Solutions Inc, a supplier to Apple Inc
, forecast better-than-expected revenue for the
traditionally slow second quarter, pushing its shares up almost
15 percent in extended trade.
* Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp, owned by
billionaire Sheldon Adelson, on Wednesday posted lower-than-
expected fourth-quarter earnings as weak results in Las Vegas
dampened a strong performance in Asia.
* Qualcomm Inc, the world's leading supplier of
chips for cellphones, reported quarterly earnings and revenue
that beat Wall Street expectations and raised its financial
targets for 2013 due to growing demand for smartphones and
high-speed wireless services.
* U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve
said in its latest statement that economic growth had stalled
but indicated the pullback was likely temporary.
* The Dow Jones industrial average was down 44.00
points, or 0.32 percent, at 13,910.42. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was down 5.88 points, or 0.39 percent, at
1,501.96. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 11.35
points, or 0.36 percent, at 3,142.31.