BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Dollar General, Sky-Mobi, Tekmira Pharma

Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:25am EDT
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U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Monday, as the threat of an escalation in Ukraine appeared to lessen and the latest flurry of merger action supported equities. U.S. stock index e-mini futures were up on Monday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.57 percent at 16,726, S&P 500 futures were up 0.54 percent at 1,963 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.53 percent at 4,006.25.

** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, Friday close $57.46, +10.86 pct premarket

** FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC, Friday close $76.06, +4.77 pct premarket

** DOLLAR TREE INC, Friday close $55.605, -1.67 pct premarket

Dollar General offered to buy Family Dollar Stores for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer.

** SKY-MOBI LTD, Friday close $6.71, +21.46 pct premarket   Continued...