BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Sarepta, Lowe's, Achillion, Etsy
(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 futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, a day after the Dow closed at a record high for the second straight day and ahead of the release of minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.01 percent at 18,285, S&P 500 futures were down 0.02 percent at 2,124 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.06 percent at 4,503.75.
** SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, Tuesday close $16.38, +46.21 pct premarket
The drugmaker says to begin "rolling submission" of marketing application for experimental muscle disorder drug eteplirsen.
** ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Tuesday close $10.68, -8.90 pct premarket
** JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Tuesday close $103.96, +0.14 pct premarket
Achillion said it will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson to develop and market its hepatitis C drugs including an oral regimen that could work on all genotypes and shorten treatment time.