BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Brainstorm, Perfect World, Harvest Natural
(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 indexes edged lower on Friday, erasing earlier gains as investors found few reasons to buy in the new year as crude oil prices continued to weaken and data came in below forecasts. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.11 percent at 17,804.14, the S&P 500 was down 0.29 percent at 2,052.86 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.62 percent at 4,706.698.
** BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPEUTICS INC, $7.44, +56.30 pct
Data is expected on Monday on the mid-stage trial of the Israeli stem cell technology developer's stem cell therapy technology, NurOwn, in patients with amytrophic lateral sclerosis.
** PERFECT WORLD CO LTD, $19.23, +22.02 pct
The Chinese game developer's Founder and board Chairman Michael Yufeng Chi offered to take the company private for $20 per American depository share, or $4 per ordinary share, in cash.
** LINN ENERGY LLC, $11.15, +10.07 pct Continued...