* CPI, New York Fed manufacturing data on tap
* Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes
* Futures up: Dow 12 pts, S&P 3 pts, Nasdaq 8 pts
NEW YORK, April 15 U.S. stock index futures
edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson &
Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and
* Markets kept an eye on geopolitical tensions. Russia
declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war as Kiev said an
"anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was
under way, though the crackdown got off to a slow start, if at
* Coca-Cola Co reported an 8 percent fall in
quarterly net earnings after a decline in volumes in Europe and
the sale of its bottling operations in Brazil, but global sales
volumes rose 2 percent in the quarter. Shares rose 1.2 percent
in premarket trading.
* Johnson & Johnson shares also rose 1.9 percent in
pre-market trading after results.
* S&P 500 e-mini futures rose 3 points and were above
fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into
account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 12
points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 8 points.
* Herbalife was hit with a shareholder class action
lawsuit accusing the multilevel-marketing company of failing to
disclose to investors that its operations were based on a
* Shares of Morgan Stanley gained 2.9 percent in
premarket trading after Bank of America / Merrill Lynch raised
its rating on the stock to "buy" from "neutral."
* Yahoo shares rose 1.7 percent in premarket
trading after Macquarie raised the stock to "outperform" from
"neutral" and raised its target price to $40 from $37.50.
* Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies said it
would buy Motorola Solutions's enterprise business,
which makes rugged mobile computers, tablets and barcode
scanners, for $3.45 billion in cash. Motorola Solutions shares
ticked up 0.3 percent and Zebra Tech added 7.6 percent.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos)