MARKET PULSE-ExxonMobil, 3M, United Parcel, Qualcomm, Verizon

Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:22am EDT
 
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April 25 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

WALL STREET TO OPEN UP AFTER FLOOD OF EARNINGS, CLAIMS DATA

Stocks were poised for a higher open on Thursday, as investors dealt with a raft of earnings, including those of 3M Co and ExxonMobil, with added support from a drop in initial jobless claims. S&P 500 futures were up 0.41 percent. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.29 percentand Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.52 percent.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, Wednesday close $89.43

The world's largest publicly traded oil company's quarterly profit edged up as results were helped by higher earnings in its chemicals business.

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