U.S. stock futures dip; Texas Instruments eyed

* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall
Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 (SPc1: ) down 0.14
percent, Dow Jones (DJc1: ) futures down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq
100 (NDc1: ) futures down 0.14 percent at 0900 GMT.

* Texas Instruments Inc (TXN.N: ) will be in focus after it
warned its fourth-quarter revenue will be hurt by slowing demand
for chips for computers and televisions, sending its shares
lower in extended trading, even though its results beat Wall
Street forecasts. [ID:nN25274454] Shares in Texas Instruments
traded in Frankfurt (TXN.F: ) were down 0.1 percent.

* Investors await a flurry of quarterly results on Tuesday,
including earnings from DuPont (DD.N: ), Ford Motor Co (F.N: ) and
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY.N: ). On the macroeconomic side, data
expected on Tuesday include the Conference Board’s October
consumer confidence, the S&P Case/Shiller Home Price Index for
August, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s October
indexes on area manufacturing and service sectors.

* Shares of financial services companies will be in the
spotlight after Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS (UBS.N: ) (UBSN.VX: )
reported a shock investment banking loss on sluggish trading,
sending its shares down 4.9 percent. [ID:nLDE69O0N5]

* Staples Inc (SPLS.O: ) on Monday reiterated its
third-quarter and full-year earnings forecasts, which could fall
short of Wall Street expectations, and its shares slipped in
after-hours trading.

* German sporting goods company Puma (PUMG.DE: ) hiked its
sales outlook and posted solid third-quarter profit (Read more your timing to make a profit.)s, following
in the footsteps of rivals Adidas (ADSGn.DE: ) and Nike (NKE.N: ).

* Oil fell to around $82 per barrel on Tuesday,
consolidating after two days of gains as the dollar rose and
ahead of a report expected to show an increase in U.S. crude oil
stockpiles.

* U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) rose to a five-and-a-half month high on Monday
as a falling dollar, partly driven by expectations of further
stimulus by the Federal Reserve, prompted investors to buy
riskier assets.

* The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) gained 31.49
points, or 0.28 percent, to 11,164.05. The Standard & Poor’s 500
Index (.SPX: ) added 2.54 points, or 0.21 percent, to 1,185.62.
The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) advanced 11.46 points, or
0.46 percent, to 2,490.85.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Louise Heavens)

U.S. stock futures dip; Texas Instruments eyed