MARKET PULSE-Hess, Apple, Transocean, Berkshire

Mon Mar 4, 2013 7:31am EST
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March 4 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:


U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street, with concerns over the global economy dampening shares in Asia and Europe. Futures for the S&P 500 were down 0.3 percent, the Dow Jones down 0.4 percent and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.2 percent.

** TRANSOCEAN LTD, Friday close $52.15, up 2.7 pct premarket

The world's largest offshore drilling contractor said its board recommended restarting dividend payments, more than a month after activist investor Carl Icahn pushed for a payout.

The company reported on Friday a rise in revenue and a higher-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter as more of its fleet was working, compared with a year earlier.   Continued...