MARKET PULSE-Acadia Pharma, Microsoft, Rite-Aid, Boyd Gaming, Amyris
April 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:
FUTURES EDGE UP AFTER CLAIMS DATA
U.S. stock index futures edged higher, after data showed that fewer than expected Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the latest week.
S&P 500 futures were up 1.8 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures added 17 points and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 5.25 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...