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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as expected, and following a report on the labor market that was stronger than expected. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.56 percent at 17,402, S&P 500 futures were up 0.62 percent at 2,018 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.67 percent at 4,171.25.
** TRIPADVISOR INC, Tuesday close $83.79, -12.04 pct premarket
The travel review website reported a quarterly profit that missed analyst estimates by a wide margin as marketing costs jumped by nearly two-thirds and referral revenue lagged the company’s expectations.
** ELECSYS CORP, Tuesday close $9.57, +81.30 pct premarket
Irrigation systems maker Lindsay Corp has agreed to buy the communications equipment maker for $70.5 million, or $17.50 per share in cash, a premium of about 83 percent to the stock’s close on Tuesday.
** FIREEYE INC, Tuesday close $34.25, -15.36 pct premarket
The cyber security company forecast quarterly revenue largely below the average analyst expectation as customers increasingly shifted to subscription-based products, away from on-premise equipment that brought in revenue upfront.
** TIME WARNER INC, Tuesday close $74.97, +4.05 pct premarket
The company reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in its Turner Networks unit and premium TV service Home Box Office (HBO).
** FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP, Tuesday close $5.01, -2.99 pct premarket
** PRIMERO MINING CORP, Tuesday close $3.41, -3.23 pct premarket
** ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP, Tuesday close $2.95, -5.08 pct premarket
** SEABRIDGE GOLD INC, Tuesday close $6.31, -4.75 pct premarket
U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners fell as spot gold sank to its lowest since mid-2010 while silver hit its weakest since February 2010.
** STRATASYS LTD, Tuesday close $121.25, -7.22 pct premarket
The 3D printer maker cut its profit forecast for 2014, citing its recent acquisition of computer-aided design systems developer GrabCAD and ongoing development costs.
** EOG RESOURCES INC, Tuesday close $90.28, +6.11 pct premarket
The largest oil producer in the contiguous United States posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday thanks to jumping oil production in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale formations.
** COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP, Tuesday close $48.49, +5.18 pct premarket
The IT services provider reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to higher spending by customers in North America and Europe.
** ENDO INTERNATIONAL PLC, Tuesday close $68.67, +3.22 pct premarket
The company, which is acquiring Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc , reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to a nearly 74 percent jump in sales of its generic drugs in the United States.
** ZULILY INC, Tuesday close $35.96, -13.74 pct premarket
The company, which runs a website offering daily discounts on clothing, forecast fourth-quarter sales of $391.3-416.3 million, largely below analysts’ average estimate of $412.0 million.
** CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP, Tuesday close $21.29, +3.62 pct premarket
The second-largest U.S. producer of natural gas on Wednesday reported an 8 percent rise in third-quarter profit, which topped Wall Street estimates on higher-than-expected output.
** DUKE ENERGY CORP, Tuesday close $82.23
The largest U.S. power company by market value reported a 27 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by increased pricing and the reversal of an impairment charge recognized in the first quarter.
** CHUY’S HOLDINGS INC, Tuesday close $30.17, -23.60 pct premarket
The restaurant operator cut its 2014 profit forecast late on Tuesday, blaming higher food costs.
** MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC, Tuesday close $35.03, +3.48 pct premarket
The maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate raised its full-year forecast on Wednesday, even as it said its quarterly profit fell 11 percent on weak sales in Europe.
** QUINTILES TRANSNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC, Tuesday close $58.85, -2.29 pct premarket
The medical contract research provider announced an offering of 13.3 million shares by selling stockholders, which include funds associated with Bain Capital Investors LLC and affiliates of TPG Global LLC.
** MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC, Tuesday close $96.97, +4.12 pct premarket
The Canadian auto parts maker and contract vehicle manufacturer reported a 47 percent jump in third-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations, boosted by strong demand in North America.
** PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO, Tuesday close $180.91, -3.92 pct premarket
The oil and gas explorer said it would sell 5.75 million shares - about 4 percent of its total outstanding shares.
** HOMEAWAY INC, Tuesday close $33.75, -5.54 pct premarket
The vacation rentals company forecast current-quarter and full-year revenue below the average analyst expectation.
** EXELIXIS INC, Tuesday close $1.65, +7.27 pct premarket
The drugmaker said patients given its experimental lung cancer compound alone, or in combination with an already approved cancer treatment, prolonged the time before the disease progressed.
** ZAGG INC, Tuesday close $6.79, -21.65 pct premarket
The consumer electronics accessories maker reported a surprise third-quarter loss, hurt by $9.6 million inventory write-down.
** PHOTOMEDEX INC, Tuesday close $3.03, +5.61 pct premarket
The skin health company’s relief from debt repayment defaults was extended to Feb. 28, 2015 from the previous date of Oct. 31
** NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC, Tuesday close $50.42, -21.38 pct premarket
The direct seller of anti-ageing and nutritional products reported a 38.4 percent drop in quarterly profit as sales nearly halved in Greater China, its largest market.
** ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC, Tuesday close $19.95, +5.71 pct premarket
The videogame maker raised its full-year 2014 forecast after posting better-than-expected third-quarter results on robust sales of “Destiny” and a jump in “World of Warcraft” subscribers.
** MORGAN STANLEY, Tuesday close $34.66, +0.98 pct premarket
The bank said on Tuesday that it was responding to potential legal claims from government entities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and several state attorneys general over mortgage securities.
** TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC, Tuesday close $33.33, +2.04 pct premarket
Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said the company was being “disciplined” about its options when considering streaming video offerings that bypass cable and satellite subscriptions.
** JIVE SOFTWARE INC, Tuesday close $5.89, +17.15 pct premarket
The software company reported a smaller-than-expected loss, helped by recent JiveX cloud upgrades as well as new integrations with Microsoft Office and Google Inc.
** ALLOT COMMUNICATIONS LTD, Tuesday close $10.55
The company, which helps telecom operators monitor and allocate bandwidth, reported a 25 percent increase in third-quarter adjusted revenue, which rose to $30.1 million from a year earlier, helped by more orders for its products and the addition of new customers.
** FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES NV, Tuesday close $11.05, +0.36 pct premarket
The carmaker’s Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has nearly doubled his voting stake in the company after exercising stock options and cashing in on a share price jump after a plan to spin off Ferrari was unveiled last week. (Compiled by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Simon Jennings)