MARKET PULSE-Vanda, Sarepta, InterOil, Rackspace, Harvest Natural

Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:30pm EST
 
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/muh64v) U.S. stocks eased on Tuesday before remarks by key Federal Reserve officials, which investors will scrutinize for hints when the U.S. central bank might start curtailing its stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.41 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index 0.42 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index 0.20 percent.

** VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $12.68, up 86.8 pct (1:03 p.m. ET)

An experimental sleep disorder drug made by the company is safe and effective enough to warrant approval, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review found.

** SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, $14.02, down 61.5 pct (1:02 p.m. ET)

Sarepta was advised by the U.S. health regulator to find new ways to test its flagship treatment for a rare muscle disorder.

** DISH NETWORK CORP, $48.75, up 3 pct (10:02 a.m. ET)   Continued...