BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Cliffs, BlackBerry, Synergy Pharma

Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:06am EST
 
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index e-mini futures were little changed on Wednesday following record closing highs for both the Dow and S&P 500 and ahead of housing data and minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.08 percent at 17,637, S&P 500 futures were down 0.11 percent at 2,046.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.04 percent at 4,236.5.

** CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC, Tuesday close $10.21, -14.20 pct premarket

The miner said it may have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec, weeks after it revealed that three "big steelmakers" were in talks to invest in the project.

** SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Tuesday close $2.96, +6.76 pct premarket

The biopharmaceutical company said its experimental drug for opioid induced constipation was found safe and effective in a mid-stage trial.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, Tuesday close $10.76, -4.46 pct premarket   Continued...