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U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 mini futures falling to their weakest level since early February, as more alarming data from China spooked investors already fraught with concerns over global growth.
Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.45 percent at 16,841, S&P 500 futures were down 0.28 percent at 2,019.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.49 percent at 4,344.75.
**DEERE & CO, Thursday close $90.65, -4.03 pct premarket
The maker of John Deere tractors reported a 40 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak demand for its agriculture equipment.
** FOOT LOCKER INC, Thursday close $71.72, +2.47 pct premarket
The footwear retailer reported profit and revenue that beat analysts average estimate for the eighth quarter in a row.
** ACCURAY INC, Thursday close $5.84, +10.96 pct premarket
The cancer radiation device maker reported a lower-than-expected fourth quarter results but forecast full year 2016 revenue in line with market expectations.
** SILICONWARE PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO LTD, Thursday close $5.18, +33.20 pct premarket
Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE) , the world’s top chip packager and tester, said it would buy up to 25 percent of Siliconware for an amount likely exceeding T$30 billion ($919 million).
ASE said it would offer T$45 per common share of SPIL, the industry’s third-biggest packager, and T$225 ($6.89) per American Depositary Share.
** INTUIT INC, Thursday close $102.93, -4.30 pct
The tax-preparation software maker reported a fourth-quarter adjusted loss as expenses rose 17 percent and the company also forecast an adjusted loss for the current quarter. Intuit also said it plans to divest Demandforce, QuickBase and Quicken.
** SALESFORCE.COM INC, Thursday close $67.82, +3.21 pct premarket
The cloud software company reported a better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by an increase in demand for its Web-based sales and marketing software, and raised its revenue forecast for the full year for the third time.
** HEWLETT-PACKARD CO, Thursday close $27.35, -0.18 pct premarket
The world’s No. 2 PC maker reported a drop in revenue for the fourth straight quarter, hurt by weak PC sales and lower demand from corporates for its services.
** MCDONALD’S CORP, Thursday close $99.76, -0.31 pct premarket
The world’s biggest restaurant chain said it had signed its second deal with a Russian franchisee which would help it to expand in remote Siberian regions.
** FRESH MARKET INC, Thursday close $26.59, -15.01 pct premarket
The grocery store operator reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as consumers bought less organic and fresh produce from its stores. The company’s comparable store sales fell more than expected.
** INTREXON CORP, Thursday close $42.5, -5.48 pct premarket
The company said it has commenced an underwritten offering of common stock and intends to grant the underwriters the option to buy up to an additional 15 percent of shares in the offering.
** BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC, Thursday close $9.72, +4.94 pct premarket
The network equipment maker reported better-than-expected third-quarter results, driven by an increase in router sales.
** FEDEX CORP, Thursday close $160.45, -1.53 pct premarket
The company’s pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. The terms are not being released pending approval by the union’s executive council, ALPA said.
** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, Thursday close $3.99, -1.50 pct premarket
The Canadian miner said it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece after the Greek Energy Ministry on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region.
** SYSCO CORP, Thursday close $40.55, -0.12 pct premarket
The food distributor added Nelson Peltz and another Trian Fund executive to its board, days after the activist investor disclosed a 7.1 percent stake in the company and called its shares “undervalued”.
** ROSS STORES INC, Thursday close $55.25, -8.60 pct premarket
The off-price retailer forecast slowing same-store sales growth in third and fourth quarter compared to last year, citing intense competition and higher discounts at other department stores and retailers.
** INTERDIGITAL INC, Thursday close $48.38
** MICROSOFT CORP, Thursday close $45.66, -0.57 pct premarket
InterDigital has violated U.S. antitrust law by failing to keep its promise to fairly license its technology considered essential to mobile phone communications, Microsoft said in a lawsuit. (Compiled by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza)