MARKET PULSE-MannKind, Envivio, Apollo Education, DFC Global, Agenus, Keryx
(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/nex49s) U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 near its record high reached in the prior session, after data on the labor market was slightly below expectations. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.09 percent at 16,435, S&P 500 futures were up 0.11 percent at 1,879.9 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.49 percent at 3,668.
** MANNKIND CORP, $7.2, +79.10 pct
U.S. health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval of the company's inhaled diabetes drug, and said the experimental treatment could help some patients, especially those wary of needles typically used with traditional insulin therapy.
** ENVIVIO INC, $4, +21.21 pct
The company, which provides video processing and delivery software, said its encoders are powering live high-definition sports channels on Apple Inc's Apple TV for a major European service provider.
** APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP, $32.6, -7.28 pct
The company reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as enrollments declined 16.8 percent at its flagship University of Phoenix. Continued...