MARKET PULSE-Apple, Dell, Sarepta, Broadcom, Transition Therapeutics

Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:50am EDT
 
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July 24 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Wednesday:

FUTURES HIGHER ON APPLE, SOLID EURO ZONE DATA

U.S. stock index futures rose as Apple shares gained a day after the tech company reported stronger-than-expected results, while solid euro-zone economic data boosted market sentiment.

S&P 500 futures rose 6.3 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 35 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 30.5 points.

** APPLE INC, Tuesday close $418.99, up 4.6 pct premarket

A sharp drop in Apple's China revenue in April-June underscores the challenges it faces in its second-largest market as the technology gap with cheaper local rivals narrows and as Samsung Electronics keeps up a steady stream of new models across all price ranges.   Continued...