MARKET PULSE-NetApp, Staples, Pfizer, Saks, Zale, Lowe's, Toll
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May 22 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:
FUTURES UP AHEAD OF BERNANKE TESTIMONY
U.S. stock index futures rose in thin trading ahead of highly anticipated Congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the economy and monetary policy. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 3.4 points, the Dow Jones 18 points and the Nasdaq 100 7 points.
** SAKS INC, Tuesday close $12.28, up 18 pct premarket
The luxury department store chain hired Goldman Sachs to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale, the New York Post reported, citing a source briefed on the matter.