MARKET PULSE-Acadia Pharma, Microsoft, Fortinet, Goldman Sachs

Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:28am EDT
 
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April 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

U.S. STOCK FUTURES UP, MAY EXTEND RECORD HIGHS; CLAIMS DATA DUE

U.S. stock index futures edged higher, indicating the S&P may extend its historic highs amid signs China's recovery may be gaining steam and ahead of U.S. labor market data.

S&P 500 futures were up 1.6 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 33 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 4.25 points.

** ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Wednesday close $7.97, up 24 pct premarket

The biopharmaceutical company said U.S. health regulators agreed to review a marketing application of the company's experimental drug to treat psychosis in Parkinson's disease patients, based on the data from the drug's earlier studies. The company said it would not have to conduct a confirmatory study to test the drug's efficacy that it planned on starting later this month.   Continued...