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October 25, 2013 -- 8:30 a.m. ET - 10/25/13

October 25, 2013 -- 8:30 a.m. ET Stock index futures are mixed in early trading. The Dow and S&P 500 are down 0.1%. The NASDAQ is trading 0.3% above fair value on Globex. The major averages are indicatedto open little changed following this mornings corporate profit and economic releases. On the earnings front, is up 7.5% to $356.96 after quarterly results topped analyst estimates. Microsoft is gaining 6.3% to $35.83 following its better-than-expectedearnings. Yahoo! is down 1.6% to $32.55 after posting profits below consensus projections. Shares of Procter & Gamble are off 0.8% to $80.00 while United Parcel Service climbs 1.9% to $96.30 following their earnings releases. Futures remained mixed after areport showed durable goods orders unexpectedly rose 3.7% in September, versus projections to increase 2.3%. Excluding transportation, orders fell 0.1% last month. Shortly after the open, releases may reveal consumer sentiment declined in October while wholesaleinventories rose 0.3% in August. European markets are modestly higher at midsession. The FTSE is up 0.2% in London after a preliminary reading on third-quarter GDP matched consensus estimates. The DAX is also gaining 0.2% in Frankfurt despite an unexpecteddecline in business sentiment for October. Asian markets finished lower on the overnight session. Japans Nikkei fell 2.8% in Tokyo amid a stronger yen versus the U.S. dollar. Chinas Shanghai Composite was down 0.6% amid continued concerns of tighter liquidityby the countrys government. Treasuries are higher with the 10-year note up 4/32 to yield 2.50%. 


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