MARKET PULSE-ExOne, Herman Miller, Agenus, BP, ING US, JPMorgan

Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:11am EDT
 
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks dipped at the open on Thursday as investors continued to digest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who raised the specter of an earlier-than-expected hike in interest rates.

** FORD MOTOR CO, $15.43, -0.32 pct

The automaker said it would provide employee electric vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities in the United States and Canada in conjunction with General Electric Co .

The company, which makes six models of electric vehicles, would install the first charging station network in Dearborn, Michigan. Facilities across the United States and Canada would follow.

** KB HOME, $18.5, -1.18 pct

At least three brokerages raised their target price on the stock after the U.S. homebuilder reported first-quarter profit as it sold homes at higher prices in California.

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