CORRECTED-MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Oncolytics, GameStop, Red Hat, Repros

Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:41am EDT
 
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(Corrects item on GameStop to say the company warned only on lower sales not on profit)

March 28 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

WALL STREET SET FOR FLAT OPEN AFTER DATA

Wall Street was set for a flat open on Thursday after data showed initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week and the U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish pace in the fourth quarter.

But U.S. stocks were set to close out a strong quarter with the S&P 500 up nearly 10 percent for the first quarter, the Dow up 11 percent and the Nasdaq up 8 percent.

** BLACKBERRY , Wednesday close $14.57, up 2 pct premarket

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