MARKET PULSE-Apple, Harvest Natural, Ovascience, UMB, Xoom, Sears

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:06am EDT
 
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Sept 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:

FUTURES DIP MODESTLY AFTER SIX-DAY RALLY

U.S. stock index futures edged lower, as the S&P 500 appeared set to pause after six straight days of gains, after President Barack Obama pledged to explore Russia's diplomatic plan to remove chemical weapons from Syria. S&P 500 futures and Dow Jones industrial average futures were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures lost 12.75 points.

** APPLE INC, Tuesday close $494.64, down 4 pct premarket

The higher-than-expected price of Apple Inc's new iPhone eased worries about gross margins, while arousing concerns the company was not being aggressive enough in its fight against Google Inc's market-dominating Android operating system.

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