March 19, 2013 / 11:05 AM / 5 years ago

MARKET PULSE-Affymax, GMX Resources, Skullcandy, Lululemon

March 19 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday:

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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.04 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.05 percent at 1015 GMT.

** AFFYMAX INC, Monday close $2.92, down 58 pct premarket

The drugmaker said on Monday that it was considering selling itself or filing for bankruptcy among a range of alternatives, as it struggles to stay afloat following the recent recall of its sole commercial product, anemia drug Omontys.

** CRESTWOOD MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP, Monday close $24.85, down 4.6 pct premarket

The company, which transports natural gas and related liquids, said it has started a public offering of 4.5 million common units and will use the proceeds to repay debt.

** HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP, Monday close $42.28, down 4 pct premarket

The company, which operates petroleum product and crude pipelines, said it plans to offer 1.87 million common units and use the proceeds to repay debt.

** CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP, Monday close $22.17, down 1 pct premarket

The second-largest U.S. natural gas company gave more details about its plan to raise $2.3 billion by selling senior notes. It will use the proceeds to buy some of its debt due 2013 and 2018.

** INTERSECTIONS INC, Monday close $11.05, down 14 pct after market

The provider of indentity theft protection said on Monday its full-year revenue will fall as much as 15 percent as regulatory scrutiny causes financial services companies to pull back on marketing its products.

** GMX RESOURCES INC, Monday close $4, down 12.5 pct after market

The oil and gas producer reiterated that it may seek bankruptcy protection if it is not able to reach a consensual alternative for restructuring its balance sheet. The company also said it had not been able to file its annual report as it had been focused on discussions with lenders and finding financing alternatives.

** SKULLCANDY INC, Monday close $5.33, up 6 pct after market

The maker of trendy headphones named the head of Nike Inc’s Nike+ Digital Sport as its chief executive, as it deals with the loss of a major customer and looks to rein in costs related to international expansion.

** LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC , Monday close $65.90, down 6 pct after market

The Canadian company is pulling shipments of unexpectedly sheer women’s yoga pants from its stores, in a move the athletic clothing maker said would hurt its bottom line.

** USA MOBILITY INC, Monday close $12.74, down 5 pct after market

The paging and wireless services provider on Monday delayed the reporting of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results, citing a “material weakness” related to its software revenue recognition process.

The company did not provide a new date for reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year results.

** CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC, Monday close $7.39, up 3 pct after market

The fruit and vegetable distributor’s Chief Executive, Ed Lonergan, revealed in a regulatory filing that he had acquired 50,800 shares of the company for about $367,000. The price implies an average purchase value of $7.22 per share.

** ELECTRONIC ARTS, Monday close $18.71, up 2.5 pct after market

The company behind the “Sims” and “Medal of Honor” franchises said on Monday Chief Executive John Riccitiello had resigned after six years at the helm of the video games publisher. (Compiled by Pallavi Ail in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal)

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