Stocks wavered between gains and losses on Thursday amid a slew of quarterly earnings.» Read More
*Nike falls after results, Tiffany rises. Geopolitical issues remained in focus after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea and investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle.
CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on Nike which beat the Street's estimates, but sees weaker currencies in key emerging markets weighing on results.
*Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.
*Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Corinna Freedman, footwear and apparel analyst at Wedbush Securities, comments on Nike's results and says profit taking is to be expected as a lot of positive expectations are already built into the stock.
Nike among the companies in the news after the bell Thursday.
Stocks climbed on Thursday as data spurred optimism on the nation's economy.
Nike reported third-quarter earnings of 76 cents per share on revenue of $6.97 billion, outpacing Street estimates.
Nike is reporting Q3 EPS of $0.76 on revenue of $6.97 billion, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.
CNBC's Sara Eisen previews Nike's earnings release and discusses investor expectations.
Stock and bond investment ideas from hedge fund managers at the Absolute Return Symposium in New York.
U.S. stock-index futures indicated a second day of losses
Comments from Janet Yellen are likely to keep traders jittery as the Fed chair raised the possibility of an earlier-than-expected increase in interest rates.
Janet Yellen takes center stage in the week ahead, chairing her first FOMC meeting amid market skittishness over events in Ukraine.
*Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.
U.S. stocks declined on Thursday, after the S&P 500 came less than four points from its record close.
The start-up Cuff is working to make wearables stylish by making them look like jewelry.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Dominic Chu break down Nike's reported $1 billion sponsorship deal with Manchester United and discuss the rise in the usage of mass transit.
CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Manchester United is believed to be close to announcing a record breaking deal with Nike that will be worth $1 billion over the next 10 years.