(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 index futures were lower on Monday as investors scurried to safe haven assets ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting starting Tuesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.29 percent at 17,814, S&P 500 futures were down 0.27 percent at 2,090.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.42 percent at 4,447.
** SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORP, Friday close $21.41, +7.43 pct premarket
** STURM RUGER & CO INC, Friday close $57.41, +4.30 pct premarket
Man armed with assault rifle pledging loyalty to Islamic State killed 50 people during a gay pride celebration at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday. Shares of the gunmakers often rise on expectations of increased sales due to fears of potential gun control policies.
** APPLE INC, Friday close $98.83, -0.75 pct premarket
The company is expected to show off new abilities for its Siri digital assistant on Monday by debuting tools to let developers work with the company’s artificial intelligence.
** AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Friday close $50.345, +9.23 pct premarket
J.P. Morgan Securities and Canaccord Genuity upgrade stock.
** PENN WEST PETROLEUM, Friday close $0.9199, +69.58 pct premarket
The company said on Friday it would sell its Saskatchewan assets, which include holdings in the Viking region, for $975 mln.
** SKYLINE MEDICAL INC, Friday close $0.18, +11.11 pct premarket
The company said its FDA-approved STREAMWAY System will now be available to the U.S. Federal Government Facilities.
** SYMANTEC CORP, Friday close $17.3, +3.35 pct premarket
The company said it would buy privately held cyber security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion in a cash deal that will ramp up Symantec’s enterprise security business.
** WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC, Friday close $82.47
The company said on Friday that it is terminating its relationship with Theranos and closing operations at all 40 Theranos Wellness Centers at its stores in Arizona.
** TRIBUNE MEDIA CO, Friday close $37.4
** DISH NETWORK CORP Friday close $53.47
The company chose to take off its television channels from Dish Network Corp’s distribution systems across the United States on Sunday night after they failed to renew their contract, the companies said. (Compiled by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Edited by Don Sebastian)