BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Nike, Relypsa, Freeport-McMoRan, KaloBios
(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. stocks index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of a shortened trading session on Christmas eve.
Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.06 percent at 17,483, S&P 500 futures were up 0.01 percent at 2,053.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.12 percent at 4,612.25.
** NIKE INC, Wednesday adjusted close $64.3550, -0.17 pct premarket
The sportswear retailer's 2-for-1 share split comes into effect on Thursday. The stock had an adjusted close of $64.3550 on Wednesday.
** RELYPSA INC, Wednesday close $27.93, +4.37 pct premarket
** ASTRAZENECA PLC, Wednesday close $33.96, +0.24 pct premarket
The Daily Mail reported rumors that British drugmaker AstraZeneca was interesting in buying the tiny U.S. drug developer. The story noted talk of an offer worth $46 per share. (bit.ly/1OjPsRW) Continued...