MARKET PULSE-Bridgepoint Education, Alnylam Pharma, Apollo Group
July 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:
WALL ST SET FOR STRONG OPEN AFTER BERNANKE COMMENTS
U.S. stocks were poised for a strong open, after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank was unlikely to scale back its stimulus measures earlier than expected. S&P 500 futures rose 15.8 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 124 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures was up 26.50 points.
** ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC, Wednesday close $3.76, up 28 pct premarket
Rockwell Medical said a late-stage trial of its experimental iron deficiency drug met the main goal of improving hemoglobin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease.