BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-NeuroMetrix, Anavex, Pep Boys

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:43am EST
 
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(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 opened higher on Tuesday as crude prices edged up, recovering some of their Monday losses. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.91 percent at 17,687.28, the S&P 500 was up 0.76 percent at 2,072.08 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.67 percent at 5,074.741.

** ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP, $5.84, -16.93 pct

The drug developer reported a bigger net loss for fiscal 2015, hurt by higher operating expenses used to fund Alzheimer's disease drug development.

** NEUROMETRIX INC, $2.73, +18.70 pct

The medical technology company said it launched a nerve conduction test, used to evaluate systemic neuropathies such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), in Mexico. DPN is long-term complication of diabetes.

** PEP BOYS-MANNY MOE & JACK, $18.78, +7.87 pct   Continued...