MARKET PULSE-Molex, Unilife, Apple, Quiksilver, Oncolytics, Biodel

Mon Sep 9, 2013 9:13am EDT
 
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Sept. 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:

WALL ST TO OPEN HIGHER ON CHINA DATA; SYRIA CURBS GAINS

U.S. stocks were set for a modestly higher open on Monday in the wake of upbeat economic data from China, though concerns remained about the possibility of a Western strike against Syria.

S&P 500 futures rose 3.5 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 26 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 12.75 points.

** MOLEX INC, Friday close $29.34, up 31 pct premarket

The maker of electronic connectors and cable assembly products said privately owned energy and chemicals conglomerate Koch Industries would buy it for about $7.2 billion.

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