MARKET PULSE-Sears, Akamai, Deere, LoJack, Fossil, Hydrogenics

Wed May 14, 2014 7:48am EDT
 
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 both coming off record closing highs. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.07 percent at 16,664, S&P 500 futures were down 0.13 percent at 1,891.8 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.06 percent at 3,606.5.

** SEARS HOLDINGS CORP, Tuesday close $43.23, +6.41 pct premarket

The department store operator said it was looking to sell its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada, or could even put the whole Canadian department store operator up for sale.

** DEERE & CO, Tuesday close $93.61, -1.19 pct premarket

The farm equipment maker reported a 9 percent drop in second-quarter revenue due to lower sales of its tractors, harvesters and earth-moving equipment.

** AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC, Tuesday close $53.3, +1.50 pct premarket   Continued...