BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Harvest Natural, Catamaran, Norcraft

Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:17am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Monday, pointing to a second straight daily gain as four M&A deals in the biotech sector lifted market sentiment after a recent bout of weakness. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.77 percent at 17,761, S&P 500 futures were up 0.54 percent at 2,063.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.62 percent at 4,352.75.

** CELLULAR DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL INC, Friday close $7.94, +109.70 pct premarket

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire U.S. biotechnology firm Cellular Dynamics International Inc (CDI) for $307 million.

** HORIZON PHARMA PLC, Friday close $21.81, +18.29 pct premarket

** HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $42.74, +7.25 pct premarket

Ireland's Horizon said it would buy the U.S. drugmaker for about $1.1 billion to add to its line-up of drugs that treat rare diseases. Horizon will pay $46 per share, a premium of 7.6 percent to Hyperion's Friday closing price.

** UNITEDHEALTH GROUP, Friday close $118.01, +4.48 pct premarket   Continued...