MARKET PULSE-Alnylam, Beam, Lululemon, GM, bank stocks, JinkoSolar

Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:47am EST
 
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Jan 13 - U.S. stock index futures declined on Monday as investors prepared to assess a quarterly earnings season that will pick up steam this week. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.05 percent at 16,372, S&P 500 futures were down 0.20 percent at 1,834 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.35 percent at 3,549.

** ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Friday close $66.21, +29.89 pct premarket

French drugmaker Sanofi will buy a 12 percent stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for $700 million and deepen their partnership to develop drugs for rare genetic diseases.

** BEAM INC, Friday close $66.97, +24.76 pct premarket

Suntory Holdings Ltd said it plans to buy Beam for $16 billion, including debt, making the Japanese company the world's third-largest maker of distilled drinks. Beam's brands include Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Sauza, Canadian Club and Courvoisier.

** LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC, Friday close $59.6, -13.17 pct premarket   Continued...