MARKET PULSE-Barnes & Noble, Zynga, Apple, Avid Technology, Dynavax
Feb 25 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:
US STOCKS-FUTURES RISE, BARNES & NOBLE UP ON BID REPORT
U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, suggesting the equity rally was intact despite concerns that the Federal Reserve could curtail its stimulus for the economy sooner than many expected. S&P 500 futures rose 8.2 points. Dow Jones industrial average futures added 53 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 22.5 points.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, Friday close $13.51, up 18 pct premarket
Barnes & Noble Inc Chairman Leonard Riggio has told the board he plans to buy the retail assets of the company including Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc and barnesandnoble.com, but excluding the Nook digital reader business.