U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.
Kimberly-Clark posted a better-than-expected rise in adjusted quarterly profit on Friday, as the Kleenex tissue maker cut some costs and stepped up a marketing push.
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Household products giant Procter & Gamble reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
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*First-quarter profit $1.01/ share tops Street view $0.95. *Still expects FY 2013 profit $4.20- $4.35/ share. Oct 31- Clorox Co posted a higher quarterly profit and maintained its forecast for the fiscal year, buoyed by price increases, cost cuts and a lower-than-anticipated tax rate, which helped mitigate the impact of a drop in volume.
*P&G profit of $1.06/ share tops expectations of 96 cents. Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co's profit rose more than expected, indicating that the world's largest household products company is making progress in cutting costs and giving Chief Executive Bob McDonald a little relief after months of pressure.
*P&G profit of $1.06/ share tops expectations of 96 cents. Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co's profit rose more than expected, indicating that the world's largest household products maker is making progress after coming under pressure from activist investor William Ackman, and its shares soared to the highest level in four years.
NEW YORK-- Colgate-Palmolive will cut more than 2,310 workers, or 6 percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016 in a push to make the consumer products company more efficient. Consumer product companies like Colgate-Palmolive have increasingly looked outside of the U.S. to sustain growth but that has become problematic in recent years.
Oct 24- Kimberly-Clark Corp posted a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday and raised its expectations for the year. Kimberly-Clark, best known for its Kleenex tissues, earned $517 million, or $1.30 per share, in the third quarter, compared with $432 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier.
*China data points to strengthening recovery. *Dow Chemical to cut jobs. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Wednesday, indicating indexes may bounce from declines a day earlier when the Dow suffered its biggest drop in four months, following data from China that eased concerns about sluggish global growth.
Choppy, choppy...another day with no follow through from the prior day. Futures up all night after the big down day yesterday. It's like every day we wake up and there is no memory of the prior days.
DALLAS-- Consumer products company Kimberly-Clark net income rose 20 percent, helped by cost cuts and lower costs for commodities like fiber and other raw materials. The company, which makes Kleenex tissue and Huggies diapers, also raised its earnings projection for the year and said it was ending some diaper operations in Europe.
*Workday shares reach session high $51.32. Oct 12- Shares of Workday Inc. The cloud computing company whose services compete with rivals such as Oracle Corp.