By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of FireEye Inc. jumped in premarket trade Friday in the wake of a deal, as investors also looked ahead to monthly auto sales from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.
Ford (F) is expected to post a 5.9% rise in December sales to 225,543 units, according to Edmunds.com. Ford shares edged up nearly 1% in premarket trade.
GM (GM.XX) should see December sales rise 0.8% to 247,686 units.
FireEye Inc. (FEYE) shares surged 21%. The computer-security firm on Thursday said it acquired Mandiant Corp., known for its report on a group of Chinese hackers, in a deal worth about $1 billion.
Shares of Twitter Inc. (TWTR) rose 2.3%. Shares jumped 6.1% on Thursday, the first trading day of 2014. Related: Is Twitter vastly overvalued?
Sprint Corp. (S) shares fell 1.7%. They declined 3.3% on Thursday after a downgrade from Cowen & Co. to a market perform rating from outperform, even as the firm raised its price target on Sprint to $8.25 from $7.50.
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-Saumya Vaishampayan; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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