MARKET PULSE- J.C. Penney, Alcoa, Tetra Tech, Staar Surgical
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April 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:
U.S. STOCK INDEX FUTURES SIGNAL MIXED OPEN
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.1 percent, the Dow Jones up 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 up 0.4 percent at 1035 GMT.
** J.C. PENNEY, Monday close $12.87, down 5.5 pct premarket
The struggling department store chain parted ways with Chief Executive Ron Johnson, who failed to win over shoppers and investors with his everyday-low-price strategy, and on Monday rehired Johnson's predecessor, former CEO Myron Ullman, to revive the company.
** STAAR SURGICAL CO, Monday close $5.51, up 20 pct aftermarket Continued...