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

Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:55am 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.

** AMEREN CORP, Wednesday close $34, up 5 pct premarket

The utility company said it would sell Ameren Energy Resources Co, its merchant generation business, to Dynegy Inc , and will focus on its rate-regulated electric, natural gas and transmission operations.

Benefits from the divestiture for Ameren are estimated to be about $900 million, the company said in a statement.

** KIRKLAND'S INC, Wednesday close $11.50, down 2 pct premarket   Continued...