MARKET PULSE-Onyx Pharmaceuticals, BlackBerry, Apple, News Corp

Mon Jul 1, 2013 9:23am EDT
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July 1 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:


U.S. stock index futures rose, indicating that equities would start the second half of the year by building on the strongest first half of any year since 1998. S&P 500 futures were up 7.9 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures up 82 points and Nasdaq 100 futures up 16.75 points.

** ONYX PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Friday close $86.82, up 50 pct premarket

The cancer drugmaker said on Sunday it rejected a roughly $10 billion takeover offer from larger biotechnology company Amgen Inc as too low but was still considering selling itself. Canaccord Genuity raised the price target on Onyx's stock to $140 from $105.