MARKET PULSE-Tesla Motors, BlackBerry, Barnes & Noble, Kroger
July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:
FUTURES ADVANCE AFTER ALCOA'S PROFIT TOPS FORECASTS
U.S. stock index futures rose, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after Alcoa reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit, which buoyed optimism about quarterly earnings reports to come. S&P 500 futures rose 6.9 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 47 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 11 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.