MARKET PULSE-Boeing, McDonald's, Vertex, Kansas City, Isis

Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:15am EDT
 
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April 19 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Friday:

WALL ST SET TO REBOUND AFTER BREACHING KEY LEVEL

stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday, bouncing back a day after the S&P 500 index closed below its 50-day moving average for the first time this year. S&P 500 futures were up 0.4 percent. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.28 percent, and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.38 percent.

** BOEING CO, Thursday close $86.12, down 0.5 pct premarket

The company said it would cut the production rate for the latest version of its Boeing 747 jumbo jets from 2 aircraft per month to 1.75 aircraft due to lower demand for large passenger and cargo planes. The first delivery of 747-8 aircraft at the new production rate is expected in early 2014, the company said, adding that the change was not expected to have a significant financial impact.

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