MARKET PULSE-Tesla Motors, BlackBerry, Barnes & Noble, Intuitive Surgical
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July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:
FUTURES HIGHER AFTER ALCOA EARNINGS
U.S. stock index futures rose, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after results from Alcoa buoyed optimism about the current earnings season. S&P 500 futures rose 3.9 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 30 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 8 points.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, Monday close $17.66, down 4 pct premarket
The company's CEO William Lynch resigned on Monday, an acknowledgement that its digital division Nook has failed to compete successfully in the e-reader and tablet markets and possibly presaging a further shake-up in the company.