BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tekmira, McDonald's, Zynga, Medifast

Fri Aug 8, 2014 8:31am 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, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, reversing sharp losses earlier that came on the back of a U.S. government authorization of air strikes in Iraq, which added to concerns about escalating conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.19 percent at 16,352, S&P 500 futures were up 0.31 percent at 1,911.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.23 percent at 3,865.5.

** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, Thursday close $14.27, +15.98 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.

** MCDONALD'S CORP, Thursday close $93.31, -0.71 pct premarket

The burger chain reported lower-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in July after a food scare forced it to temporarily withdraw menu items such as Big Macs and Spicy McWings in China.

** ZYNGA INC, Thursday close $2.92, -9.25 pct premarket   Continued...