BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Seadrill, Mazor Robotics, Verizon

Tue Dec 9, 2014 7:04am EST
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Tuesday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.34 percent at 17,791, S&P 500 futures were down 0.34 percent at 2,052.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.39 percent at 4,262.25.

** SEADRILL LTD, Monday close $11.57, +5.01 pct premarket

The Norway-based driller's stock surged following a share purchase by chairman & top owner, billionaire investor John Fredriksen. Fredriksen's investment vehicle Hemen Holding bought 2.7 million shares in Seadrill and now holds 117.8 million shares, corresponding to 23.9 pct of the total. ABG Sundal Collier analyst Lukas Daul said the shares rose on the news but added that Fredriksen may have to buy more shares if he wanted to put an end to the stock's poor performance.

** SONY CORP, Monday close $21.15

Sony Pictures Entertainment was demanded by a group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at the company to cancel the release of "The Interview," a film comedy that depicts an assassination plot against North Korea's leader.