MARKET PULSE-Dollar General, Acadia Pharma, Conagra Foods, Ralcorp

Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:18am EST
 
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Nov 27 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:

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** U.S. STOCK INDEX FUTURES SIGNAL SLIGHTLY HIGHER OPEN

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street. Market sentiment improved after Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund clinched agreement late on Monday on reducing Greece's debt in a breakthrough to release urgently needed loans to keep the near-bankrupt economy afloat.

** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, Monday close $51.11, up 3 pct premarket

The discount retailer will join the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Nov. 30, and will replace Cooper Industries Plc , acquired by U.S. industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp .

Citi Investment Research analyst Deborah Weinswig said once added to the S&P 500, passive indexers will need to buy 29.2 million shares, which would drive about 6 percent increase in the stock price.   Continued...