MARKET PULSE-Hess, Ferro, Apple, Transocean, Berkshire
March 4 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:
FUTURES SLIP AS GROWTH CONCERNS WEIGH
U.S. stock index futures fell as worries about the prospects for global economic growth prompted investors to take a step back from equities that are within reach of record highs. S&P 500 futures were down 4.7 points, while futures for the Dow Jones were down 55 points and the Nasdaq 100 down 12.75 points.
** TRANSOCEAN LTD, Friday close $52.15, up 3 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...