MARKET PULSE- AIG, First Solar, Chevron, Container Store, Barrick

Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:43am EDT
 
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Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher on Friday, indicating a Wall Street rebound following two days of losses spurred by concerns over Federal Reserve policy. S&P 500 futures were up 1.7 point 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 were up 31 points and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 7.7 points.

Some stocks to watch:

** AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC, Thursday close $51.65, down 3.2 pct after market

The company reported earnings nearly in line with expectations on Thursday, but the stock fell after hours as analysts still saw room for improvement in the insurer, which almost went under during the financial crisis.

** CHEVRON CORP, Thursday close $119.96, up 1 pct after market   Continued...