MARKET PULSE-Santarus, Sequenom, Durect, Tremor, Gap
Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures advanced on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 will rebound from its biggest daily decline since late August, ahead of a key report on the labor market. S&P 500 futures was up 3.6 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures was up 11 points and Nasdaq 100 futures was up 12 points.
** TWITTER INC, Thursday close $44.90, up 0.8 pct premarket
The micro-blogging site's shares jumped 73 percent in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company's market value to around $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.
** SANTARUS INC, Thursday close $, up 37 pct after market
** SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, Thursday close $71.31, up 9.3 pct after market
Salix said it will buy Santarus for about $2.6 billion, gaining two new gastroenterology drugs to strengthen its leading presence in that market. Continued...