MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Accenture, Repros Therapeutics, Red Hat, Five Below

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:34am EDT
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March 28 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:


U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday and were set to close out a strong quarter, as investors shifted focus from Cyprus to data about the U.S. economy, which has been showing slow, steady improvement.

S&P 500 futures added 1.4 points and were in line with 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 27 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 5 points.

** BLACKBERRY , Wednesday close $14.57, up 0.6 pct premarket

The smartphone maker reported a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, but its subscriber base fell slightly more than expected and revenues remained far below year-ago levels, and its shares fell.   Continued...