MARKET PULSE-Ford, Starwood, Biogen, Corelogic, Infinera, Fusion-io

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:31am EDT
 
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Oct 25 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

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FUTURES GAIN ON CHINA OPTIMISM; DATA, EARNINGS IN FOCUS

Index futures rose, indicating the S&P 500 may rebound from its worst five-day slide in five months, on optimism China's economy may be recovering and ahead of a flurry of economic data and corporate earnings.

S&P 500 futures rose 7.9 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 60 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 17.5 points.

** PROCTER & GAMBLE CO, Wednesday close $68.08, up 2.5 pct premarket   Continued...