MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Amazon, Men's Warehouse, Christopher & Banks

Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:57am EDT
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March 14 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday: (For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for The Day Ahead newsletter


U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.2 to 0.3 percent.

** BLACKBERRY, Wednesday close $15.65, up 2 pct premarket

The company's volatile shares surged on Wednesday after the smartphone maker said one of its established partners had placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments set to begin immediately.

The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it is the largest ever single purchase order in its history, a big fillip for the company.

** AMAZON.COM INC, Wednesday close $275.10, down 1.5 pct premarket

JP Morgan cut its rating on the stock to "neutral" from "overweight", saying an analysis of the world's biggest Internet retailer's key business lines suggests a slower growth in gross profit in 2013. It slashed its price target on the stock by $33 to $300.   Continued...