After three days of declines, U.S. stocks were headed for a modest bounce Thursday.
U.S. stock futures were roughly 0.4% higher ahead of the opening bell.
The Labor Department said Thursday morning that jobless claims rose by 5,000 last week to 333,000, slightly lower than expected.
T-Mobile ( topped revenue forecasts and said it had a net addition of 1.1 million customers during the quarter. ) Apollo Global Management ( swung to a quarterly profit and ) Priceline.com ( is up after the close. )
What's moving: Tesla ( shares surged 18% after the electric-car maker reported )a surprise quarterly profit. Tesla Model S also got the top crash test rating from the government.
Solar City (, which is chaired by Tesla CEO )Elon Musk, reported a wider loss than analysts had expected.
Groupon ( surged 23% after the daily deals site )posted strong sales and announced a $300 million share-buyback program.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( shares fell following quarterly sales figures that missed expectations. )
A day earlier, a report on Germany's industrial strength signaled that Europe's economic stagnation could come to an end.