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Oct 8 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:

(For The Day Ahead newsletter click on ) WALL ST TO OPEN LOWER AFTER WORLD BANK'S ASIA OUTLOOK

Index futures pointed to a lower open as the World Bank cutgrowth forecasts for East Asia, underscoring concerns about theglobal economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of thekickoff of the quarterly earnings season.

S&P 500 futures fell 4.2 points and were below fairvalue, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into accountinterest rates, dividends and time to expiration on thecontract. Dow Jones industrial average futures lost 45points, and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 11.25 points.

** GREEN DOT CORP , Friday close $12.85, down 23 pctpremarket

** NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC , Friday close $10.75, down12 pct premarket

** WAL-MART STORES INC , Friday close $75.13, down0.2 pct premarket

** AMERICAN EXPRESS CO , Friday close $58.56, up 0.75pct premarket

Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fellafter Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership tooffer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.

** RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP , Friday close $7.12, down21.2 pct premarket

The company said it would post an adjusted core loss for thethird quarter as biodiesel prices fell by more than a third.

** AFFYMETRIX INC , Friday close $4.31, down 16 pctpremarket

The genetic analysis products maker forecast itsthird-quarter revenue below Street estimates, citing thetightening academic funding environment worldwide that reducedrevenues in its gene expression and eBioscience business units.

The company estimated a total revenue of $80 millioncompared with analyst estimates of $84.6 million, according toThomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

** ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP , Friday close $39.41, up13.4 pct premarket

** NBT BANCORP INC , Friday close $22.15, down 1.5pct premarket

NBT said it agreed to buy Alliance Financial in a dealvalued at about $233.4 million to expand its footprint in NewYork.

** TPC GROUP INC , Friday close $40.67, up 10.7 pctpremarket

** INNOSPEC INC , Friday close $34.35

The chemicals maker said it received a buyout proposal fromInnospec for $721.3 million, topping an offer made by privateequity firms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital Partners.

** PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORP , Friday close $21.48,down 8 pct premarket

The database management software maker said it could seesome revenue slippage in the current quarter as a result of theresignation of Chief Executive Jay Bhatt.

** ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC , Fridayclose $13.33, up 7 pct premarket

Bloomberg reported that the healthcare IT company receivedoffers from a private-equity consortium, including BlackstoneGroup LP and Carlyle Group LP .

** NETFLIX INC , Friday close $66.56, up 6.4 pctpremarket

Morgan Stanley upgraded the video streaming company to"overweight" from "equalweight," saying the company is poised toleverage its domestic cost structure and potentially become aglobal video platform, Benzinga reported.

** ADTRAN INC , Friday close $16.19, down 6.4 pctpremarket

Morgan Stanley downgraded the network gear maker to"underweight", Benzinga reported.

** NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORP , Friday close $21.21,up 3.5 pct premarket

The company agreed to appoint three new members to itsboard, preventing a proxy fight with activist investors CarlIcahn and Mark Rachesky.

** OCLARO INC , Friday close $2.63, down 3 pctpost-market

The optical components maker announced preliminaryfirst-quarter revenue of $149 million - below analysts'estimates of $162.2 million, according to Thomson ReutersI/B/E/S.

** UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC , Friday close $57.13, up 1pct premarket

The health insurer said it would buy a 90 percent stake inAmil Participacoes SA , Brazil's largest healthinsurer and hospital operator, for $4.9 billion, tapping into afast-growing private healthcare market as challenges mount forits U.S. business.

** POPULAR INC , Friday close $18.60, up 0.13 pctpost-market

The bank holding company declares dividends on preferredstock, announces distribution on trust preferred securities.

** ZYNGA INC , Friday close $2.48

The company's inexorable decline over the past six months,capped by a sharp reduction in its 2012 outlook on Thursday, hassharpened interest in what Chief Executive Mark Pincus will donext.

** HOME DEPOT INC , Friday close $63.20

Barclays raised the price target of the home improvementretailer to $70 from $60.

** ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP , Friday close $43.59

The company said the previously announced merger of SunocoInc with one of ETP's subsidiaries was complete.

** COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS , Friday close $28.96

Jefferies & Co raised the price target of the hospitalsoperator to $29 from $26.

** EXELON CORP , Friday close $35.91

Barclays Capital cut the price target of the largest nuclearoperator to $36 from $40.

** INTERSIL CORP , Friday close $8.11

J.P. Morgan Securities cut the chipmaker's stock to"underweight" from "neutral". The brokerage also cut its pricetarget on the stock to $5.00 from $8.00.

** GOOGLE INC , Friday close $767.65

Google's YouTube, now carrying more polished output, willannounce more original channels to the 100 it has introduced inthe last year, New York Times reported.

** MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS INC , Friday close$27.79

J.P. Morgan Securities raised the chipmaker's stock to"neutral" from "underweight."

** PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL , Friday close $93.74

Nomura Equity Research raised the price target of thecompany, which owns the Marlboro, L&M and Bond Street brands, to$83.70 from $80.50

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