MARKET PULSE-Clean Diesel, La Jolla, Senomyx, Northwest, FuelCell

Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:29am EDT
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.11 percent at 16,437.36, the S&P 500 was up 0.13 percent at 1,879.67 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.32 percent at 4,348.277.

** CLEAN DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES INC, $6.46, +128.67 pct

The maker of emission control systems for cars, said it had started production of catalysts for Honda Motor Co's 2015 Acura TLX model, sending its shares up as much as 146 percent in early trading.

** LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL CO, $17.72, +62.57 pct

The company said its lead experimental drug to treat chronic kidney disease met the main goal of improving kidney function in a mid-stage study. Wedbush raised its price target on the stock to $32 from $27.

** SENOMYX INC, $11.38, +20.94 pct

The company said the U.S. health regulator designated its Sweetmyx food flavoring safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.   Continued...