BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Astrazeneca, LivePerson, Time Warner Cable
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s) Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.08 percent at 18,210, S&P 500 futures were down 0.18 percent at 2,120.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.17 percent at 4,521.25.
** TIME WARNER CABLE INC, Friday close $171.18, +8.83 pct premarket
** CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC, Friday close $175.33, +4.66 pct premarket
** COMCAST CORP, Friday close $57.87
Charter Communications said it would buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast.
** ASTRAZENECA PLC, Friday close $69.45, -1.48 pct premarket
Britain's second-biggest drugmaker's hopes of topping $45 billion in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an experimental psoriasis drug that it had viewed as a potential billion-dollar plus seller. Continued...