March 18, 2013 / 11:05 AM / 4 years ago

MARKET PULSE-Carnival Corp, Constellation Brands, Yongye, Boeing

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March 18 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:

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u.s. Stock Index Futures Signal Weaker Wall St Open

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 down by between 0.6 and 1.1 percent, mirroring losses in Europe and Asia.

** CARNIVAL CORP, Friday close $34.95, down 3 pct premarket

The cruise operator, grappling with a series of recent headline-grabbing mishaps involving its ships, said on Friday it returned to profitability in the latest quarter but cut its revenue and profit forecast for the year.

Carnival cited weakness in Europe and pricing promotions aimed at attracting customers for the lowered forecast

** COFFEE HOLDING CO INC, Friday close $7.72, down 12 pct after market

The coffee maker reported a 45 percent fall in first-quarter sales, hurt by lower coffee prices and reduced volumes of wholesale green coffee sales.

** YONGYE INTERNATIONAL INC, Friday close $5.32, down 5 pct after market

The Chinese manufacturer of crop nutrient products delayed the release of its earnings results for the fourth quarter and the full year 2012 due to "doubtful accounts", according to an SEC filing.

** CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC, Friday close $45.75, up 3.2 pct after market

The U.S. Justice Department and beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, embroiled in a battle over whether AB InBev can expand its stake in Mexico's Grupo Modelo, asked a court on Friday to extend a delay in the court fight as they hold settlement talks.

Constellation Brands is slated to buy Modelo's U.S. distributor, Crown Imports, under the same deal.

** STMICROELECTRONICS NV , Friday close $7.64

** ERICSSON , Friday close $13.28, down 1 pct premarket

STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will close their loss-making mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson by dividing parts of the business between them and shutting the rest with the loss of about 1,600 jobs.

The announcement ends months of speculation about the future of ST-Ericsson, which has been hit by a big drop in orders from top customer Nokia as the phone maker lost market share to Apple and Samsung.

** DEX ONE CORP, Friday close $2.11

** SUPERMEDIA INC, Friday close $4.41

The directories publishers have filed for bankruptcy after failing to win the full support of senior secured lenders for a change to a credit agreement that was needed to complete their planned merger.

** BOEING CO, Friday close $86.43

The company said on Friday that its 787 Dreamliner jets could be airborne within weeks using a new battery system that includes safeguards against overheating, a prediction that drew scepticism from some regulators and industry experts. (Compiled by Pallavi Ail in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal)

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