MARKET PULSE-Stemcells, Michael Kors, Ziopharm, Hercules, Masco

Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:25am EST
 
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Feb 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:

FUTURES FLAT AS ALL EYES ON OBAMA SPEECH

Index futures were little changed in low volume, hovering near multi-year highs as traders look ahead to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 21.81 points, or 0.16 percent, to 13,971.16. The S&P 500 was down 0.92 points, or 0.06 percent, to 1,517.01 and the Nasdaq Composite edged down 1.87 points, or 0.06 percent, to 3,192.00.

** STEMCELLS INC, Monday close $1.64, up 34 pct premarket

The company said data from its trial testing purified human neural stem cells in patients with chronic spinal cord injury showed that gains in sensory function observed at six months in two of the three patients persisted at 12 months.

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