BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tekmira, Pfizer, Yahoo, Zynga, Gap

Fri Aug 8, 2014 7:29am EDT
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for more market insights, including options activity, ; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index e-mini futures rose on Friday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.07 percent at 16,332, S&P 500 futures were up 0.16 percent at 1,908.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.14 percent at 3,862.25.

** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, Thursday close $14.27, +16.33 pct premarket

The bitechnology company said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had modified its clinical hold status on its experimental Ebola treatment to enable its potential use in humans infected with the virus.

** ZYNGA INC, Thursday close $2.92, -10.27 pct premarket

The San Francisco-based mobile gaming company on Thursday reported unexpectedly weaker second-quarter bookings, and slashed its 2014 forecast after saying it had delayed several games including a revamped version of "Zynga Poker".

** FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC, Thursday close $36.15, -0.64 pct premarket

The natural resources company has contacted potential buyers about selling its onshore oil wells in California, which could fetch as much as $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.   Continued...