BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tekmira, Zynga, NVIDIA, Marrone Bio
(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 rose at the open on Friday as optimism over the Russia-Ukraine crisis offset concerns about the implications of U.S. air strikes on Iraq. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.27 percent at 16,411.84, the S&P 500 was up 0.28 percent at 1,915 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.19 percent at 4,343.05.
** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, $17.43, +22.14 pct
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.
** MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS INC, $5.4895, -42.46 pct
The crop protection and water treatment product maker reported a bigger-than expected loss, hurt by adverse weather across its growing regions.
** ZYNGA INC, $2.76, -5.48 pct Continued...