MARKET PULSE-Acadia Pharma, Microsoft, Rite-Aid, Yum Brands

Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:32am EDT
 
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April 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES EDGE HIGHER WITH CLAIMS DATA ON TAP

U.S. stock index futures edged higher, indicating the S&P may scale fresh 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 0.7 point, Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 14 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 4.5 points.

** ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Wednesday close $7.97, up 54 pct premarket

The biopharmaceutical company said data from an initial late-stage trial would be sufficient to file for approval for its experimental Parkinson's Disease drug, and that it would not need to conduct an additional trial as planned earlier.   Continued...