MARKET PULSE-Boeing, Dow, Sotheby's, Medivation, Electronic Arts
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on STXNEWS/US; for the Day Ahead newsletter http:) U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus from the Turkish central bank's bold interest-rate hike to the U.S. Federal Reserve's impending decision later in the day on its monthly bond-buying program. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.48 percent at 15,800, S&P 500 futures were down 0.63 percent at 1,777 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.66 percent at 3,478.
** BOEING CO, Tuesday close $137.09, -3.82 pct premarket
The planemaker posted a 26 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries.
** DOW CHEMICAL CO, Tuesday close $43.06, +6.83 pct premarket
The largest U.S. chemical maker by sales raised its dividend 15 percent and expanded its share buyback program to $4.5 billion from $1.5 billion after posting a fourth-quarter profit.
** SOTHEBY'S, Tuesday close $48.88, +6.59 pct premarket Continued...