(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors remained cautious after a shootout between French police and militants in Paris and a bomb scare at a German soccer match: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.18 percent at 17,488, S&P 500 futures were up 0.17 percent at 2,052.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.23 percent at 4,580.
** FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC, Tuesday close $17.88, +7.33 pct premarket
** ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP Tuesday close $10.74
ON Semiconductor said it would buy the chipmaker in a $2.4 billion deal, the latest in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.
** APPLE INC, Tuesday close $113.69, +1.59 pct premarket
Goldman Sachs added Apple to its list of top picks in the Americas, saying that the iPhone maker’s shares have the potential to rise as much as 43 pct from current levels.
** LOWE’S COS INC, Tuesday close $72.85, +1.80 pct premarket
The No.2 U.S. home improvement chain reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales at stores open at least a year, as people spent more on home improvement amid a strong recovery in the U.S. housing market.
** MONSANTO CO., Tuesday close $94.41
The world’s largest seed company is considering potential acquisitions, including top pesticide maker Syngenta AG , company executives said on Tuesday, as talk of consolidation continues in the global agrochemical industry.
** CITRIX SYSTEMS INC, Tuesday close $78.42, -3.19 pct premarket
The cloud computing software maker, under pressure from activist hedge fund Elliott Management, said it would spin off its GoTo business into a listed company and cut more than 10 percent of its workforce.
** NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP, Tuesday close $86.97, +3.36 pct premarket
The U.S. railroad operator rejected a $28.4 billion acquisition offer by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd on Tuesday, calling it “low-premium” and warning it would face significant regulatory hurdles.
** JACK IN THE BOX INC, Tuesday close $69.99
The hamburger restaurant chain reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales growth besides setting 2016 profit forecast above analyst expectations. (Reporting by Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva; )