MARKET PULSE-Merck, Chesapeake Energy, Genworth, Comcast, Time Warner
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May 1 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:
FUTURES SIGNAL SLIGHTLY HIGHER OPEN
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday with the S&P 500 futures up 0.09 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.06 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.1 percent at 1117 GMT.
** MERCK & CO INC, Tuesday close $47, down 3 pct premarket
The company reported lower-than-expected first-quarter sales as generic competition hurt demand for its Singulair asthma drug, and the company cut its profit forecast for the full year. The company also said its board authorized additional purchases of up to $15 billion of the company's common stock.
** CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP, Tuesday close $19.54, up 4 pct premarket Continued...