MARKET PULSE-Sears, Akamai, Deere, Plug Power, Vimpelcom, Isis Pharma
(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 0.10 percent at 16,658, S&P 500 futures were down 0.17 percent at 1,891 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.21 percent at 3,601.
** SEARS HOLDINGS CORP, Tuesday close $43.23, +1.32 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.
** EBAY INC, Tuesday close $51.58, +0.33 pct premarket
Jana Partners LLC said it bought 3.9 million shares of the online commerce company.
** DEERE & CO, Tuesday close $93.61, -1.19 pct premarket Continued...