Stock futures were pointing to a mixed open following a better-than-expected August housing starts of 598,000 and ahead of the Fed meeting later today.

Here are some of the early market-movers for Tuesday.

 

Trintech Group PLC (NASDAQ:TTPA)

The business-software company announced it has had preliminary talks concerning a potential takeover bid. Share jumped 14.7% in pre-market trading.

 

Vivus Inc (NASDAQ:VVUS)

Shares were up 10% in pre-market trading after the company released positive results from clinical trials of its Qnexa weight loss drug.

 

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW)

Shares of the aircraft operating and services company gained 7.2% in pre-market trading after the company raised full year 2010 earnings guidance above current expectations.

 

Genoptix Inc (NASDAQ:GXDX)

The laboratory services provider lowered third-quarter revenue expectations below current estimates sending shares down 14.6% in pre-market trading.

 

ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG)  

The food company posted first quarter earnings which missed expectations reporting adjusted earnings of 34 cents per share on revenue of $2.8 billion. Analysts had estimated earnings of 39 cents per share and revenue of $2.96 billion. Shares slipped 6.5% in pre-market trading.

 

Cypress Sharpridge Investments (NYSE:CYS)

The specialty finance company announced it will sell ten million shares in a common stock offering. Dilutive pressure sent exisiting shares down 6.4% in pre-market trading.