MARKET PULSE-Tesla Motors, BlackBerry, Barnes & Noble, Kroger, Ixia
July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:
WALL ST SET TO EXTEND RALLY AFTER ALCOA RESULTS
U.S. stocks were set for a higher open, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after Alcoa's earnings caused moderate optimism at the start of the earnings season. S&P 500 futures rose 8.7 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 58 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 15.25 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.