MARKET PULSE-Nu Skin, Celgene, Renesola, Herbalife, Sprint, Apple
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday as a weak reading on Chinese manufacturing raised hopes that the Chinese government would issue new stimulus to combat slowing momentum, though ongoing tensions in Ukraine weighed on sentiment. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.17 percent at 16,249, S&P 500 futures were up 0.27 percent at 1,862.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.25 percent at 3,648.
** HERBALIFE LTD, Friday close $49.54, +6.98 pct premarket
The nutrition and weight-loss company said it had agreed to allow three more representatives of billionaire investor Carl Icahn to join its board, sending the company's shares up before the bell.
** NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC, Friday close $75, +32.31 pct premarket
China has fined NU Skin Enterprises more than $500,000 for illegal product sales and misleading local consumers, the country's watchdog said in a statement on Monday, adding it would strengthen regulation of the country's direct sales market. But the U.S. company's shares rose as investors were relieved that the penalty was not stiffer.
** RENESOLA LTD, Friday close $3.87, +9.30 pct premarket Continued...