MARKET PULSE-Potash companies, Orthofix, Stereotaxis, Sprint, Vanda

Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:08am EDT
 
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July 30 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:

FUTURES TICK HIGHER BEFORE DATA, FED IN FOCUS

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, following stocks' slight decline on Monday, as investors braced for housing and consumer data in a week packed with economic numbers. S&P 500 futures rose 4.2 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 21 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 11 points.

** VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Monday close $8.05, up 30 pct premarket

The company said late on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted and assigned a priority review status to the marketing approval application for its experimental sleep disorder drug. Vanda also said a decision on the drug's approval is expected on January 31, 2014.

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