BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-NQ Mobile, T2 Bio, Sangamo, Micron

Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:10pm EDT
 
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U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, as conflict in the Middle East intensified to push the energy sector higher, offsetting declines in the healthcare space after the U.S. Treasury moved to curb "tax inversion" deals.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.16 percent at 17,144.35, the S&P 500 was down 0.11 percent at 1,992.11 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.04 percent at 4,529.657.

** NQ MOBILE INC, $6.51, +12.83 pct

The Chinese mobile security software maker's shares were the largest percentage gainer on the NYSE at midday on a report that the company was seeking an alternative to stay public even as it was evaluating Bison Capital Holding Co's go-private offer worth $9.80 per share. As of Aug. 29, 31.8 pct of the company's shares outstanding shares were sold short. (bit.ly/XUU3XV)

** ASTRAZENECA PLC, $71.83, -3.80 pct

** SHIRE PLC, $251.195, -1.99 pct   Continued...