BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Tekmira, Zynga, Lion's Gate, 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 on Friday, with high dividend-paying utility stocks leading gains and benchmark Treasury yields at a 14-month low, even as U.S. air strikes in Iraq added to a string of geopolitical uncertainties. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.93 percent at 16,520.73, the S&P 500 was up 0.91 percent at 1,926.97 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.69 percent to 4,365.09.
** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, $19.65, +37.70 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, $5.49, -42.45 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, $2.75, -5.82 pct Continued...