MARKET PULSE-WebMD, ValueClick, Whole Foods, Symantec, Cognizant

Wed May 8, 2013 7:44am EDT
 
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May 8 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:

FUTURES FLAT; DOW AND S&P 500 AT NEW CLOSING HIGHS

U.S. stock index futures were little changed as investors found little reason to push shares decisively one way or the other, following gains that took indexes to fresh highs a day earlier. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 1.3 point, the Dow Jones down 5 points and the Nasdaq 100 up 2.75 points.

** WEBMD HEALTH CORP, Tuesday close $25.51, up 16 pct after market

The health information provider said on Tuesday Chief Executive Cavan Redmond will be leaving the company, less than a year after the former Pfizer Inc executive was appointed to turn around the company's fortunes.

The company's first-quarter net loss narrowed to 3 cents per share from a year earlier.   Continued...