MARKET PULSE-Aeterna Zentaris, Tower, Magnum Hunter, Omeros

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:56am EST
 
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Dec 28 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Friday:

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** AETERNA ZENTARIS INC, $2.45, up 13 pct (0940 ET)

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