MARKET PULSE-Facebook, Merrimack Pharma, Finisar, JinkoSolar
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April 4 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:
FUTURES GAIN AMID SUPPORTIVE CENTRAL BANKS, DATA DUE
U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, signaling a rebound from the previous session's steep loss, as aggressive action by the Bank of Japan and supportive comments by U.S. officials indicated continued support for the market.
S&P 500 futures were up 7.2 points. Dow Jones industrial average futures added 49 points and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 11.25 points.
** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $26.25, up 1 pct premarket
The company is expected to showcase software on Thursday that places the No. 1 social network front-and-center on Android smartphones, as it looks for new ways to keep its billion users worldwide hooked on the service. Continued...