MARKET PULSE-Ebix, Solta Medical, SandRidge, Rite Aid, Steelcase

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:55am EDT
 
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June 20 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES FALL IN WAKE OF FED'S STIMULUS WIND-DOWN OUTLINE

U.S. stock index futures fell, adding to a more than 1 percent drop in U.S. equities a day earlier, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined the start of a wind-down of stimuli that has been instrumental to the market's rally. S&P 500 futures was down 12 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures was down 101 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 30 points.

** EBIX INC, Wednesday close $19.72, down 47 pct premarket

The insurance software provider and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs Group Inc decided to cancel their planned merger after U.S regulators started an investigation into allegations of misconduct at Ebix.

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