MARKET PULSE-Morgan Stanley, Pepsi, Unipixel, Nokia, Exact Sciences

Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:49am EDT
 
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April 18 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES SIGNAL REBOUND AS EARNINGS, DATA EYED

Index futures advanced, indicating the S&P 500 will rebound from a broad sell-off in the prior session ahead of data on the labor market and another round of corporate earnings reports. S&P 500 futures were up 5.2 points. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 48 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 8.5 points.

** MORGAN STANLEY, Wednesday close $21.47, down 1 pct premarket

The sixth-largest U.S. bank by assets reported a first-quarter profit of $958 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $119 million. Excluding items, total revenue fell 4.8 percent to $8.48 billion.

** EXACT SCIENCES CORP, Wednesday close $9.97, down 28 pct premarket   Continued...