MARKET PULSE-Dean Foods, Supervalu, Deckers, Dell, Conn's

Mon Dec 3, 2012 9:09am EST
 
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Dec 3 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday: (For the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s. For more market insights, including options activity, click on STXNEWS/US; for the day ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s)

** CHINA DATA LIFTS FUTURES, FISCAL CLIFF WOES LINGER

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on upbeat factory data from China, but concerns over budget dealings in Washington are expected to keep traders cautious. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.45 percent, the Dow Jones up 0.44 percent and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.65 percent.

** DEAN FOODS CO, Friday close $17.14, up 5 pct premarket

Canadian dairy products maker Saputo Inc said it had agreed to buy Dean Foods' Morningstar dairy division for $1.45 billion to widen its manufacturing and distribution footprint and product offerings in the United States.

** SUPERVALU INC, Friday close $2.38, up 12 pct premarket   Continued...