BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tekmira, McDonald's, Zynga, NVIDIA
(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. stocks were set to rise Friday, with futures reversing earlier losses, as optimism over the Ukraine crisis offset concerns over the implications of U.S. air strikes on Iraq. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent at 16,343, S&P 500 futures were up 0.26 percent at 1,910.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.19 percent at 3,864.25.
** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, Thursday close $14.27, +17.52 pct premarket
The biotechnology 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, -0.44 pct premarket
The burger chain said its global sales forecast for 2014 was at risk 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, -6.51 pct premarket Continued...