MARKET PULSE-Deere, FireEye, Seattle Genetics, Thomson Reuters

Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:38am EST
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U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after a four-day rally left the S&P 500 within striking distance of a fresh record high. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.01 percent at 15,927, S&P 500 futures were down 0.09 percent at 1,812 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.15 percent at 3,618.25.

** DEERE & CO, Tuesday close $87.46, +1.76 pct premarket

The world's largest maker of farm equipment posted a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit on Wednesday as the company's efforts to control costs offset moderating demand from farmers for its tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

** THOMSON REUTERS CORP, Tuesday close $36.6, -2.05 pct premarket

The global news and information provider on Wednesday reported a steeper-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter earnings, hurt by cutbacks at financial institutions in Europe and in emerging markets.