CORRECTED-MARKET PULSE-Ciena, PetSmart, Meredith, Horizon Pharma, Fidelity National

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(Corrects Dell item to latest major shareholder, not second major shareholder)

March 7 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES EDGE UP, JOBLESS CLAIMS ON TAP

U.S. stock index futures rose slightly, ahead of data on the jobs market due later in the morning, with investors poised to push the rally to new highs. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 2 points, the Dow Jones up 38 points and the Nasdaq 100 up 4 points.

** DELL INC, Wednesday close $14.32, up 0.49 pct premarket

Dell shareholder Carl Icahn proposed the No. 3 personal computer maker pay out $15.7 billion in a special dividend, becoming the latest major investor to oppose a plan by founder Michael Dell to take the company private.

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