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Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:23am EST
 
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Jan 29 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:

FUTURES LOWER, FORD VOLATILE IN PREMARKET

U.S. stock index futures edged lower as investors took profits following an extended rally and waited for earnings and data on consumer confidence and housing. S&P 500 futures fell 5.2 points and were below 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 fell 30 points and Nasdaq 100 futures slid 9.5 points.

** FORD MOTOR CORP, Monday close $13.78, down 2 pct premarket

The second-largest U.S. automaker posted earnings that topped consensus views, but the stock was volatile in premarket trading fluctuating from rise to loss. The company forecast a wider loss in its European segment because of weakness in that region. After climbing more than 4 percent before the bell, it turned lower to fall 2 percent to $13.50.   Continued...