MARKET PULSE-Loews, AMC Networks, Merck, Dendreon, Zogenix, Biogen

Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:07am EDT
 
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Oct 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher, indicating that the rally that took major indexes to record highs would continue with the latest earnings, including Apple's much-anticipated results. S&P 500 futures were up 0.03 percent. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.06 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.08 percent.

** ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS LP, Friday close $76.25

The coal miner said it expects full-year profit, revenue and coal output to be near the lower end of its earlier forecast due to unexpected disruption of production at its Onton mine in the Illinois basin.

** CONSOL ENERGY INC, Friday close $38.14, down 3.3 pct premarket

The company, founded during the U.S. Civil War, said it will sell five West Virginia coal mines to privately held Murray Energy Corp amid regulatory uncertainty and as it focuses more on growing its natural gas operations.

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