MARKET PULSE-American Realty Capital, Broadcom, NPS Pharma, Oil States
U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.10 percent at 16,720, S&P 500 futures were up 0.02 percent at 1,921.9 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.11 percent at 3,739.5.
** AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL HEALTHCARE TRUST INC, Friday close $9.95, +13.07 pct premarket
** VENTAS INC, Friday close $66.8
American Realty Capital Healthcare, a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring medical office buildings, said it would sell itself to rival Ventas in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $2.6 billion. ARC Healthcare said Ventas would pay $11.33 per share, a premium of about 14 percent to the stock's Friday close.
** BROADCOM CORP, Friday close $31.87, +11.45 pct premarket
The chipmaker said it was looking to sell or wind-down of its cellular baseband business. The company said on Monday that a sale or wind-down of the business would likely save $700 million annually.