MARKET PULSE-Vodafone, Verizon, Guess, Facebook, US Airways

Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:20am EDT
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Aug 29 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:


Wall Street was set to rise at the open on Thursday on growing signs a timeline for launching a Western military strike on Syria could be delayed, though caution lingered across markets. S&P 500 futures rose 5 points and were above/below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 52 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 12 points.

** VODAFONE GROUP PLC, Wednesday close $29.41, up 8 pct premarket

** VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC, Wednesday close $46.56, up 7 pct premarket

Vodafone said on Thursday it was in talks with Verizon to sell its 45 percent stake in their U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless for what a Bloomberg report said would be about $130 billion.   Continued...